Douglas Brunt (born August 25, 1971) is an American novelist and entrepreneur. He is the author of The New York Times Bestsellers Ghosts of Manhattan and The Means.
Brunt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Jacklyn Bray Brunt and Manly Yates Brunt, Jr. Brunt is an alumnus of the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He attended Duke University.
Brunt worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton and as a director with idealab!, a business incubator and venture capital firm. In 2001 he joined Authentium, Inc., a private security firm, where he served as president and CEO until 2011 when he sold the firm to Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH).
Brunt was a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Metro New York Chapter from 2008 to 2011 when he left upon selling his company to focus on writing full-time.
His first novel, Ghosts of Manhattan, was well received by critics:
“With his noir-ish debut novel, Brunt delves not just into the mechanics of the financial crash, but also the mindset that created the explosive state of affairs…. A smart shot at the absurdity of Wall Street and the long fall that brought us all down.” –Kirkus Reviews
“While this is very much a story about greed and moral decay, Mr. Brunt does a good job of making it as much about relationships. To my surprise, I end up rooting for Nick; I want to see him succeed in saving his marriage. I want to see him emerge from the black morass he seems so stuck in.” –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
On March 1, 2008, Brunt married NBC News correspondent Megyn Kelly in Huntington, New York. Kelly is a graduate of Albany Law School, former associate in the Chicago office of law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP and a former anchor for Fox News. They have three children: son Edward Yates, born in 2009; daughter Yardley Evans, born in 2011; and son Thatcher Bray, born in 2013.
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