Hampton Dowling is Chief Operating Officer at Armor Research Company. In prior private practice, his professional services company provided executive management and advisory services. Recognized for managing large integrated programs and lines of business, as well as strategic partnerships, alliances and 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 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’s led Fortune 250 $100M+ commercial programs and 25+ projects worldwide to include establishing PPPs, JVs. Participated in successful M&As. Mr. Dowling 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 in 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, practical exposure. Focus is on clear strategies that enable market expansion and growth with global and domestic partnerships.
Today, Mr. Dowling provides forward-looking executive advice, strategy and corporate development: to defense-related services; homeland and energy security; geospatial intelligence; digital transformation; multi-modal trade and smart infrastructure leveraging sustainability. Experience extends from mature countries to fragile states with credentials furthercodified from congressional testimony, as a frequent speaker at int’l forums and tech disruption panels, and featured contributor to various media. During 2022, Mr. Dowling is helping companies advance products and services that serve national priorities. Mr. Dowling is Editorial Director of TransPorts Magazine (Latin America’s largest maritime & logistics trade periodical), board member to int’l organizations, academia and recent former Chairman of the Committee on Int’l 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.