Mr. Campbell, President & CEO of Rainmaker, Inc. (www.rainmaker-inc.com), is an entrepreneur and investor, that has funded, operated and/or advised ventures across a broad array of industries in the US, Latin America and West Africa. Through Rainmaker he works to build and invest in businesses that are disruptive, scalable and noble in their purpose.
As partner with Best Associates, a private merchant banking firm, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Campbell originated structured and closed transactions throughout South America in the rapidly expanding global for-profit higher education field.
He was co-founder and continues to serve as a managing partner of the North Texas Opportunity Fund, a private equity firm that invests institutional money in minority and women led middle market companies in the distribution and specialized services sectors. He is an active Angel investor and is a member of the North Texas Angel Network. Over the course of his career, Mr. Campbell has lead the acquisition and integration of multiple companies across a variety of industries.
Mr. Campbell was founder and managing partner of Solomon Partners, a single-family residential and commercial developer. He was also principal and managing partner of a management consulting firm, Campbell Consulting Group, which served Fortune 500 and middle market clients in strategic planning, operations and finance assignments.
Mr. Campbell currently serves on the boards of several companies including, Tango Tab Inc., EnvironX Solutions, Inc., Excelin Home Care Network, Inc., The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Harlem Housing Development Corporation, and The Global Advisory Council of Cornerstone Capital Group. Previously, Mr. Campbell has served as a trustee of the New England College of Business and Finance.
An avid supporter of the community, Mr. Campbell currently serves as a board member and Chair of the Quality Review Committee for Methodist Health System. Previously he has served as Chair of the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas and on the boards of The Family Place, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Zoological Society, The Real Estate Council, Industrial Development Corporation of Dallas, Dallas Black Dance Theater and the Metroplex Advisory Board for JPMorgan Chase. He was a principal author of The Dallas Plan, a strategic platform for the city’s growth and development. He regularly teaches a seminar in corporate governance at the University of Dallas and a healthcare governance workshop at UNT Health Sciences Center.
Mr. Campbell has held senior management positions with Pepsi Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay and CPC International. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.