Don Barefoot is a career CEO/COO who has also served as consultant to senior executives of both S&P 500 companies and smaller privately-held businesses. As former C12 Chair in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina and C12 Board member, Don is exclusively focused on equipping Christian CEOs/Owners to lead their companies with a powerful blend of timeless biblical principles coupled with best-in-class general management practices. Don has been with C12 since 2002.
With over 20 years of experience gained as top executive of five global leadership companies, Don has overseen 30 business units ranging in size from 100 to 30,000 employees with revenues of up to $2+ billion. With an evangelistic perspective sharpened as a church elder and Christian organization board member, Don has helped companies improve performance in both turn-around and growth environments in automotive, consumer and industrial markets. Don is a graduate of M.I.T.'s Sloan School (MBA) and GMI/Kettering University (BSIA) where he served as trustee for many years. He and his wife, Karen, live in Greensboro, North Carolina and have one adult son.