Bellhops co-founder stepping down as president of successful Chattanooga startup

Cameron Doody to focus on family, giving back to community while staying on company board

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 9/9/16. Cameron "Cam" Doody, Cofounder and president of Bellhops, stands outside of his company's office in Warehouse Row on Friday, September 9, 2016.

Cameron Doody, who built the moving company Bellhops into one of Chattanooga's most successful startup businesses over the past nine years, told employees Thursday he is stepping down as company president next week "to focus on family and friends and to devote a bit more energy to giving back to Chattanooga."

Doody, the 33-year-old co-founder of Bellhops, will remain the company's largest shareholder and a member of the board. But after raising more than $56 million in equity capital and building Bellhops into a 240-employee company - with a platform of more than 3,000 Bellhops in 27 states - Doody said he wants to devote more time to his family and ultimately to work on helping other startups match his own success.

"There no great time for a move like this one," Doody said in an email to employees.