Member: WNG International Roundtable Steering Committee
Hampton Dowling is Managing Partner of his professional services company, the HCB Group LLC, providing executive management and advisory services to private and public sectors. Mr. Dowling has managed large integrated programs and lines of business, as well as, facilitated strategic partnerships, alliances and complex multi-vertical pursuits worldwide.
Mr. Dowling served as a career naval officer before retiring in the rank of Commander. Distinguished assignments included Special Assistant to the US Vice President; and Senior Program Manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency leading classified tier one analytic, R&D and technology-applied programs, the results of which had direct, Executive Branch bearing on Service-level policies, appropriations, and new relations with developing nations and NGOs. In the private sector, Mr. Dowling led double-digit profitability increases managing $90M+ P&L lines of business, achieved 80%-win rate of $5B for new company-wide business, and provided strategic advisory services to the public sector to increase revenues and stabilize governance. In C-Suite roles and program manager, he has led Fortune 250 $100M+ commercial programs and 25+ programs worldwide to include establishing PPPs, JVs, leveraged M&As and reversed high-risk, distributed organizations in cost overrun position while improving performance, return on assets and brand reputation.
Mr. Dowling’s experience is applicable for today’s emphasis to on-shoring productivity, for market segments attracting increased foreign investment in the US industrial base (CFIUS experience), and both federal and defense departments now transforming in structure, policy and acquisition. His stewardship within the C-Suite leverages changing market demand signals, investor expectations and tech convergence favoring innovative leaders of broader experience and practical exposure. Focus is on clear strategies that enable market dominance with global partnerships.
Today, Mr. Dowling provides forward-looking executive advice, strategy and corporate development: to defense-related services; homeland, cyber and energy security; geospatial intelligence; digital transformation and artifact chain of custody; multi-modal trade and blockchain architectures; and smart infrastructure leveraging sustainable energy. Experience extends from mature countries to fragile states with credentials further codified from congressional testimony, as a frequent speaker at international forums and tech disruption panels, and featured contributor to various media. Mr. Dowling is Editorial Director of TransPorts Magazine (Latin America’s largest maritime & logistics trade periodical), board member to international organizations, academia and recent former Chairman of the Committee on International Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He holds a BA from the University of California at Los Angeles and MBA from Golden Gate University. Mr. Dowling is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in both private industry and US Department of Defense.