Charles D. Morgan is the CEO of First Orion Corp., a private company that developed and markets PrivacyStar, an application that helps protect mobile phone users’ privacy. He is also an equity owner of Bridgehampton Capital Management LLC, for which he also serves as chairman of its advisory board and co-manager of investments.
Morgan has extensive experience managing and investing in private and public companies, including Acxiom Corporation, the information services company where he served as CEO from 1972 to 2008, and that he helped grow from an early-stage company to an international corporation generating $1.4 billion in annual revenue. The New York Times cited Acxiom as “a top performer in the late 1990s” and both Fortune and Working Mom said it was “one of the best places to work” at that time.
Morgan has served on the board and in various leadership roles with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), including as its board chairman in 2001. Prior to joining the company that became Acxiom, Morgan was employed by IBM as a systems engineer, and he holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Arkansas.
During his 36-year tenure, Morgan grew a small data processing firm of 25 employees into a global juggernaut by becoming one of the largest aggregators of data and consumer information in the world. He transformed the small data processing company into a publicly held, $1.4 billion corporation with 7,000 employees and offices throughout the world.