Mr. Darwin J. Bruce is a business leader, author, speaker, and attorney. Mr. Bruce is the President and CEO of Capital Market Ventures, LLC, a boutique investment banking and business advisory company located in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Bruce has been honored by the Dallas Business Journal as a “Forty under 40” honoree, which recognizes the top 40 business executives and entrepreneurs under the age of forty in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In 2009, he was a recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from SMU Dedman School of Law. Mr. Bruce was also featured in D CEO Magazine in 2010. He is the author of a book titled, “The Map to Entrepreneurship.”
Mr. Bruce works with entrepreneurs, business executives, and other leaders in their quest to manage all of the matters affecting corporate structure, strategic planning, and operations of their organizations. He has been a guest speaker at events in the United States and abroad. Common topics presented in speaking engagements include leadership, entrepreneurship, strategic business development and planning, business management, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate compliance.
Mr. Bruce is also the Chief Operating Officer of TDJ Business Affairs. Mr. Bruce is responsible for managing all of the business affairs for the organization and its affiliated entities, including all of its media and communications business initiatives. In addition, he serves as President of the Metroplex Economic Development Corporation. The Metroplex Economic Development Corporation initiates and manages various projects designed to advance economic development and produces the largest family festival in the United States called MegaFest.
Mr. Bruce has experience in all phases of business organization and management. He has served as Chief Executive Officer for an electronics manufacturing and service company in Dallas, Texas. He has also served as a Senior Vice President for finance and private equity companies. Mr. Bruce provided management oversight for the companies in the private equity portfolio and handled all mergers and acquisitions. He also managed all transactions for the health care services and finance companies, their subsidiaries, and affiliates. He handled complex financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities matters, employee relations, general commercial transactions, corporate compliance, and other related business matters.
Mr. Bruce received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. He serves on the Executive Board of Directors of Southern Methodist University School of Law, the Board of Directors of the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association, the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of North Central Texas, and on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth Division of the Salvation Army.