Charles Morgan, CEO/Chairman, PrivacyStar – Author, Matters of Life and Data
Charles D. Morgan serves as CEO and Chairman of his latest tech venture, PrivacyStar. He is also author of his memoir “Matters of Life and Data: The Remarkable Journey of a Big Data Visionary Whose Work Impacted Millions (Including You!)“. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO from 1972-2008, he lead Acxiom Corporation from an early-stage company to an international corporation with over 7,400 employees around the globe and $1.4 billion in annual revenue. While there, Morgan instilled a unique business culture at Acxiom, which was named five times to Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in America.”
Mr. Morgan additionally serves as chairman of the board of Querencia, a private golf development and golf course in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; is on the board of Inuvo, Inc., a public company focused on simplifying performance-based advertising; is a member and past chairman of the board for Hendrix College; and is an equity owner of Bridgehampton Capital Management LLC, for which he serves as Chairman of its Advisory Board and co-manager of investments. Previously he served on the board and in various leadership roles with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), serving in 2001 as its chairman.
Mr. Morgan received his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Arkansas. He was inducted into the University of Arkansas College of Engineering Arkansas Academy of Mechanical Engineering (1988), the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame (2004), and the Direct Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame (2007).
Morgan has raced motorcycles, flown jets, and built and driven his own sport race cars in a professional career that includes victories at both the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona, along with 17 other wins. A native Arkansan, he and his wife, Susie, reside in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have three children and seven grandchildren.