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The Campbell Group changes name to Campbell Global; hires Steven King as Director of Global Business Strategy

Portland, Ore. - March 18, 2014 - Founded in 1981, The Campbell Group, a full-service timberland investment firm, has changed its name to Campbell Global. The name change affirms the company's core values while reflecting its global expertise.

"For more than three decades, The Campbell Group has been a leader in timberland investment management," said John Gilleland, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. "We are expanding our global reach and offering additional expertise and analysis, while maintaining the strongest commitment to our existing clients, partners, and assets."

Campbell Global manages more than 3.1 million acres across the west and south of the United States and in South Australia, representing approximately $6.3 billion in assets. The firm has over 300 employees.

"In choosing Campbell Global as our new name, we are staying true to our roots and recognizing the value of continuity," added Mr. Gilleland. "The name also looks to the future and our plan for continued growth."

Adding to a well-established and experienced team, Campbell Global has hired Steven King as Director of Global Business Strategy. Mr. King's primary responsibilities are to develop and support the firm's international initiatives. He brings more than a decade of experience working with large, complex timberland investments in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

"Steven has extensive experience with global timberland investments. We are pleased to have him as part of the Campbell Global team," said Mr. Gilleland.

About Campbell Global

Campbell Global, LLC is a leader in sustainable timberland and natural resource investment management, built on a foundation of quality service, unmatched expertise, and integrity. The firm currently manages more than 3.1 million acres (1.3 million hectares) worldwide, representing approximately $6.3 billion in assets. As a full-service firm with a global focus, we provide clients with unparalleled expertise and transparency through all stages of the investment life cycle. Campbell Global is one of the only timberland investment organizations that manage for conservation purposes on behalf of a non-profit organization. Based in Portland, Oregon, the firm was founded in 1981 as The Campbell Group and brings more than three decades of experience and industry knowledge to timberland investment management and value creation. For more information visit

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Steven King

Career Experience:

As Director of Global Business Strategy, Mr. King develops and supports the firm's international initiatives. With more than a decade of international experience-including three years based in London and two in Australia-Mr. King has broad experience with large, complex timberland investments in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to joining Campbell Global, Mr. King played a key role in the successful launch of a competitor's first non-U.S. timberland fund, including acquisitions and portfolio management. Prior to that he held positions with Rayonier and two internationally recognized consulting firms, Jaakko Pöyry Consulting and James W. Sewall Company.

At James W. Sewall Company, Mr. King served as lead appraiser for international projects, including those in Australia, Brazil, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. He also appraised investmentgrade timberland properties across the U.S. South.

As a consultant for Jaakko Pöyry Consulting, Mr. King appraised large timberland properties across Australia and New Zealand, and performed wood supply and market analyses in Tasmania, Western Australia, and South Korea. He also conducted feasibilities studies for various processing facilities in Europe and Mozambique.

Global Experience:
  • Broad experience analyzing large, complex timberland investments in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Deep experience operating businesses in Brazil, China, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Advised leading global forest products companies on global fiber supply and demand, greenfield forestry projects, timberland acquisition opportunities, and mill studies.
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Past Employers:
  • Resource Management Service, LLC
  • Rayonier, Inc.
  • James W. Sewall Company
  • Jaakko Pöyry Consulting
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Education Credentials:
  • Master of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida