FORMER USDA OFFICIAL, BIOFUELS EXPERT JOHN CAMPBELL JOINS OCEAN PARK ADVISORS
Jun. 11, 2014
Source: Ocean Park Advisors news release
John Campbell, a former Deputy Undersecretary of Agriculture and a highly regarded 35-year veteran of renewable energy, agribusiness and policy, has joined Ocean Park Advisors, a corporate finance advisory firm.
Based in Los Angeles, OPA is a leading advisor to biofuels and other agribusiness companies. Campbell will serve as managing director based in Omaha, Nebraska. His duties will be to broaden the company's relationships, develop new business and help execute transactions.
"John brings multiple dimensions to the OPA brand by adding depth to our leading biofuels practice, building a Midwest presence and assisting us in expanding into other agriculture sectors," said Bruce Comer, founder of the firm.
"John's location in Omaha enables him to be close to many of our clients," added Mark Fisler, managing director and partner. "His extensive contacts in biofuels and agriculture deepen our network."
Campbell spent 21 years with Ag Processing Inc (AGP), a $5 billion cooperative, where he was an executive vice president responsible for leading the industrial products division. He launched it with biofuels and later expanded it to include green chemistry applications of soy oil products to plant protection, industrial cleaning, personal care and environmental remediation sectors.
He is credited as being one of the driving forces behind the creation of the U.S. biodiesel industry. Under Campbell's leadership, AGP constructed the first commercial scale biodiesel plant in North America followed by numerous other expansions, projects and acquisitions.
He was also engaged in the ethanol industry starting in the 1990s, and served as president of the Nebraska Association of Ethanol Producers.
The principals at his new firm have a robust history in biofuels and renewable energy, and service other sectors including food, agribusiness and midstream energy.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the principals at Ocean Park," said Campbell. "This is a unique firm that brings senior-level attention to transactions in renewable energy, food processing and other agriculture sectors."
During the 1980s and early 1990s, Campbell served in Washington, D.C. as an agricultural policy specialist on Capitol Hill. He was appointed Deputy Undersecretary of Agriculture by President George H.W. Bush in 1988.
At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he was engaged in legislative and regulatory activities related to commodity programs, conservation efforts and trade.
About Ocean Park Advisors
Ocean Park Advisors is a corporate finance advisory firm that provides advisory, restructuring and services to lenders, institutional investors and companies. The Principals at OPA have extensive history in the biofuels and renewable energy industries, acting as owners, operators, investors and corporate financial advisors.
OPA has closed 17 biofuels transactions totaling over 750 million gallons of production capacity in the last five years. Other industries of expertise include food and agribusiness, renewable energy and midstream energy.
OPA operates a branch office of Stonnington Group LLC, a member of FINRA and SIPC. Securities are offered through Stonnington Group LLC, 21031 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1201, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, (818) 444-0600. OPA's professionals are licensed registered representatives of Stonnington Group.
For more information, please visit http://www.oceanparkadvisors.com.