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IACT Presents

Who: Doug Campbell, executive coach and angel investor
What: Panning for Gold: How Inventors Can Find Their Angel
      & Strike it Rich
Where: Fairfield University Library Room 107C
When: 7pm Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Panning for Gold: How Inventors Can Find Their Angel
      & Strike it Rich


What do angel investors look for? When and how should inventors present their "new" cherished product or service? What 3 areas trip up inventors the most often?


As CEO of The Success Coach SM (www.thesuccesscoach.com), Douglas Campbell III coaches top-performing executives, business owners, and professionals in transition to achieve even higher levels of success. He has worked with hundreds of clients and designed and facilitated strategy and team building retreats for growing companies and organizations. Some of his clients include Gary Lico who developed Actors Studio, Cort Furniture Rental (owned by Warren Buffet), Tom Casey who managed all the advertising for the Carlyle Hotel, Trammel Crow, and numerous startups, creative & media, real estate & related, internet, professional & personal service companies. Doug has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Bottom Line Business, the Stamford Advocate and Investor's Business Daily. He was hired by Wells Fargo Bank as a business expert and filmed on the topic of "Building Strong Management Teams and Onboarding New Employees." in San Francisco in September 2008 for the Wells Fargo Business Insight Series He has been interviewed on Cablevision, and is a member of the "Brain Trust" for the Jim Blasingame's Small Business Radio Network. He also runs a High Talent Creative Group that meets with Fairfield County's leading entrepreneurs monthly, and writes on business topics for several newspapers.

Previously Professor Campbell taught Business and Entrepreneurship to undergraduate and MBA students and co-founded Vanguard: The Connecticut Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. From 1980-85 Mr. Campbell was Director of Marketing for Champion Office Products, a $200 million division of Champion International with 23 locations. He also worked as a strategic planner and product manager for the company. In addition, he has co-founded a weekly newspaper, launched a publishing company on famous American entrepreneurs, served as a consultant on ocean issues and co-authored Major Issues of the Law of the Sea (University of New Hampshire Press). Since 1984 he has been CEO and Co-owner of Sylvan Learning Center of Darien (CT) with his wife Gwynne, a professional tutoring center that offers individualized programs for K-12 students in reading, math/algebra, writing, study skills, SSAT and SAT preparation. He helped establish Sylvan's national advertising and national market research programs in the late 1980s, and co-founded and served as Vice Chairman of the Franchise Owner's Association.. Douglas is a member of the National Speakers Association and is on the board of the Connecticut chapter, the International Coaches Federation, the American Society of Training & Development and the Dutch Treat Club. He is a Board Member of the Fairfield County Microenterprise Investors Council (which has funded 60,000 entrepreneurs in 4 countries) and manages the El Salvador project.

He is the author of Where To Go From Here: Reinventing Your Career, Your Business, Your working Life (2009).

Mr. Campbell graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Spanish/International Relations from the University of New Hampshire. He received his MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia. Doug grew up in Michigan and lives with his wife and two children in Darien, CT.

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