Allen Campbell — Founder and CEO

Allen is a graduate of the College of Wooster (AB), Columbia University (JD) and the University of Chicago (MBA). He started his professional life as an attorney with the Taft law firm (recently featured in the motion picture Dark Waters). He was later an investment banker in the corporate finance department of a major bracket national investment bank in New York and directed the corporate finance department of a regional investment bank in Dallas. Before coming to Dallas, Allen also spent a year in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a full-time strategic advisor to the the chief executive of Arthur D. Little Inc., a leading international consulting firm, and the president of its ADL Enterprises unit.

Allen knows the joys and pains of being an entrepreneur, having served as the founder or co-founder, co-investor, chairman and/or CEO of firms in various industries, including biotechnology, investment research and magazine publishing.

Allen played an important role in the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and ‘90s, as the founder and chairman of the company which created the first rapid test for antibodies to the AIDS virus, a major achievement. The company became publicly held and was sold to Abbott Labs.

Team of Experts

For any given client, McAlan can draw upon a team of experts in pertinent fields, such as legal, insurance/risk transfer, ESG, IT/systems, finance and communications. Through a series of alliances McAlan can analyze a company’s management team, find gaps, recruit talent where needed, and provide coaching. These people resources can bring in outstanding individuals with specific industry and functional experience, including general management and consulting.

Allen Campbell
Allen Campbell, the founder of McAlan