Darren McDougal is the CMO of Sanford Rose Associates International in addition to serving as Managing Partner of Kaye/Bassman International and Managing Director of Next Level Exchange. Darren’s role is the overall direction of the Sanford Rose Associates brand and marketing communications strategies. His corporate marketing career began in 1988 in a Fortune 500 retail firm. In 1993, Darren founded the MCD Group, providing broadcast media production and consulting, web development and IT solutions to the financial services, entertainment, technology and recruiting/staffing industries.

Darren has designed and delivered scalable online solutions including corporate Intranet and training systems, online training programs (and their monetization), corporate websites, social media strategies, mobile websites and brand management programs.

Darren is an industry resource for marketing communication strategies and has been featured online and in print including The Fordyce Letter, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, NBC, Mix Magazine, Marquee Magazine, Adweek, B2B Magazine, Incentive Magazine and Odwyers PR Daily. Darren resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife Trenda and several rescued pets. His family is active in community and charitable organizations. He enjoys his family, golf, mixed martial arts, music, movies and vintage automobiles.