Don Campbell

Don Campbell


Don Campbell co-founded Partners for Growth in 2004 and co-founded PFG’s predecessor firm Hambrecht & Quist Guaranty Finance (HQGF) in 1985, serving as its Chief Executive Officer until 2001. From January 2002, Don has been serving as Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Finance Management, LLC, a company formed to manage HQGF under contract with JP Morgan Chase through March 2006, and then under contract to Guaranty Finance Investors, a firm formed to purchase the HQGF assets from JP Morgan Chase.


Mr. Campbell has extensive experience in corporate finance, as a financial analyst and a financial planner, and has served as a Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer and Director of a number of NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange, and Bermuda, London, New Zealand and Australia stock exchange companies. Mr. Campbell was a founder and principal of Memorex Finance Company and Sequoia Capital Corp., both of which specialized in financing computer equipment and systems.


Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University.

“Our clients are trying to change the world through their innovations. PFG is ideally suited to work with growth companies because of our innovative approach to lending. Learning from one another is a part of PFG’s character—we bring diverse skills to the business, and we learn by doing, all the time expanding our experience and expertise.”

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30+ Year Global Strategic Partner

SVB is a leading American bank providing products, services and strategic advice for businesses at every stage. They operate as a go-to commercial bank for start-ups and established corporations, offering venture funding, private banking & wealth advising. SVB is the largest lender to technology companies globally.

SVB has built its reputation as the financial partner of the innovation economy – helping individuals, investors and the world’s most innovative companies achieve extraordinary outcomes.
PFG and SVB have maintained an official strategic partnership since the late 1980’s. We have collaborated together as co-lenders and extended each other's ability to reach new markets and provide deeper capital to high-growth companies.

PFG and SVB have provided growth debt across the U.S. & Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America, where we co-manage a Venture Debt Latin America Growth Lending Fund.

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IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC works in more than 100 countries, using its capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

PFG and IFC are strategic partners where we extend IFC’s direct venture and VC funding, collaborating on fintech and tech lending across global growth markets.

10+ Year Global Strategic Partner

Aims to be the partner of choice for the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. They finance projects to advance clean energy, modernize agriculture, strengthen transportation systems and expand access to financing.

IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to promoting the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects to achieve financial results and maximize economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of $16.3 billion in asset management and 347 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the needs of its clients in a variety of industries.

PFG leads a joint venture with IDB Invest that provides debt capital to emerging innovative tech companies across the region via our Latin America Growth Lending Fund. The initiative brings investment expertise into LAC from top notch global players in this field.