Success as a company is often traced back to the people up top. Executives that are successful typically are accessible to their colleagues, and are able to use their extensive knowledge in an effective manor. A good example of a successful business executive comes from Discovery. Bruce Campbell is Chief Development, Distribution and Legal Officer at Discovery, where he oversees Corporate Development, Domestic Distribution, Global Legal Affairs, Business Affairs & Production Management, including the Company’s owned & operated production studios, and the Discovery Education division.
In his Corporate Development role, Campbell has led the origination and execution of the company’s most important acquisitions, including Scripps Networks Interactive ($14.6B), SBS Nordics ($1.7B) and Eurosport ($1.1B), as well as significant investments in digital content holding company, Group Nine Media (37%), Lionsgate (minority stake) and UK production company, All3Media (50%).
Effectively moving the company forward by aquiring viable companies helps Bruce excel at his position, thus propelling Discovery to be the successful behemoth that it is.