For the last fourteen years, Ritchie Campbell led (CEO) emerging technology/science companies to numerous breakouts, including a start-up science company that was using naturally-derived anti-amyloid molecules for brain/memory health (nutraceutical); a publicly-traded Internet company with a seven-person board (company co-invented “Desktop Originator;” first to use Internet to deliver e-mortgages over the Internet to Fannie Mae for automated underwriting); and a privately-held conglomerate in Alaska with 990 shareholders and a 7-person board (through M&A created the largest regional airline in SE Alaska).
Prior to these positions, his middle management years were spent leading key departments at Washington Natural Gas Company (Director of Rates and Regulatory Affairs), AT&T Wireless (implemented DOJ’s requirements that cleared the way for AT&T’s $12 billion acquisition of McCaw Cellular) and Blue Cross (led Corporate Strategy, Regulatory Relations and Financial Analyses).
Ritchie started his career as an Assistant Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle. He holds an MBA and PhD from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Washington. Majors: finance, economics and statistics.