Darwin Bruce


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1995

B.A., Texas A&M University, 1993, President's Achievement Award


Texas, 1996

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


Darwin J. Bruce is a business leader, author, speaker, and corporate lawyer with extensive domestic and international experience in business organization, strategic planning, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. His practice focuses on middle market mergers and acquisitions transactions. Darwin has been featured in D CEO Magazine in a profile about lead executives operating non-profit companies. His publications include the book “The Map to Entrepreneurship.”

Darwin is the president and CEO of Capital Market Ventures, LLC, a mergers and acquisitions and business strategy advisory services company located in Dallas, Texas. Darwin has experience in all phases of business organization and management. He works with entrepreneurs, business executives, and other leaders in their quest to manage all 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, business strategy and planning, business management, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate compliance.

Darwin has served as the chief operating officer for T.D. Jakes Ministries where he was responsible for managing all business affairs for the organization and its affiliated entities. He has served as chief executive officer for an electronics manufacturing and service company. He has also served as a senior vice president and general counsel for a healthcare finance company and private equity company. Darwin provided management oversight for companies in the private equity portfolio and handled all mergers and acquisitions. He handled complex financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities matters, employee relations, general commercial transactions, corporate compliance, and other related business matters.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by the Dallas Business Journal, American City Business Journals, as a “40 under 40” honoree, which recognizes the top 40 business executives and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, 2010.
  • Recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from SMU Dedman School of Law, 2009.
  • Featured in the October 2010 issue of DCEO Magazine, D Magazine Partners, in a profile about lead executives operating non-profit businesses.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Executive Board of Directors, Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • Board of Directors, Dallas Division of the American Heart Association
  • Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau of North Central Texas
  • Advisory Board of Directors, Dallas/Fort Worth Division of the Salvation Army

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