Donovan Campbell

2nd MD
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Donovan Campbell

Donovan Campbell has recently joined 2nd MD as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to 2nd MD, he was Vice President of Information Technology & Best Practices for Forum Energy Technologies, a billion-dollar, NYSE-traded global manufacturing company. At Forum, Donovan led the global information technology team, the company’s digital transformation teams, and its acquisition integration teams. At Forum, Donovan focused on using technology-driven process re-design to help company operations scale, with over thirty successful deployments across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Before Forum Energy, Donovan worked in several private businesses in leadership roles and in sales leadership within PepsiCo’s Leadership Development Program.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Donovan served for five years as a Ground Intelligence Captain in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to combat zones three times in both infantry and intelligence/Special Forces support operations. Donovan was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for his time in Iraq and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his time in Afghanistan. In 2013, Donovan co-founded the non-profit NextOp, an organization designed to find well-paying jobs for enlisted veterans of the Armed Services; he continues to serve on the board. Donovan is also the New-York-Times best-selling author of two books, Joker One and The Leader’s Code.

Donovan received his M.B.A. from Harvard University, where he was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top five percent of his class. Donovan earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Princeton University. He currently lives in Houston with his wife and four children.