After living in Dallas for several years, in 2010, former Acxiom executive Charles Morgan and wife Susie acquired a 19th-floor River Market Tower (RMT) condo. The couple continued to live part-time in Dallas, but soon fell in love with the RMT’s sprawling views and its close proximity to almost everything they needed.
“We couldn’t get over how much the River Market area had developed and how many times we did not even have to get in the car,” Susie says. “Everything was so convenient.”
Fast-forward five years and the RMT is the Morgans’ primary residence. This fall, they’ll have another reason to enjoy living downtown, as PrivacyStar, where Charles serves as CEO, will be relocating from Conway to the River Market. So too will INUVO, where he serves on the board of directors.
A mobile solutions company, Charles says PrivacyStar is building a new generation of calling solutions for major carriers. “Our technology is currently deployed using apps on smartphones, but we are working with several carriers to marry our app with technology that we deploy inside of the carriers’ new generations of all IP-based systems,” he adds. “INUVO is a public internet advertising company, where I am the lead outside director.”
In addition to working on those two businesses, Charles recently wrote a memoir, “Matters of Life and Data,” about his life and the growth of Acxiom. The book hits bookstores this month, and is currently available on Amazon.com and at MattersOfLifeAndData.com.
Below, more about what the Morgans love about downtown.
VIEW FROM THE TOP. The Morgan’s 19th-floor views are fabulous, Susie says, with expansive views in three directions.
CONVENIENT. The Morgans travel often and love that the RMT is close to the airport and the freeway. Plus, visiting with friends in the RMT and in other downtown condos is easy.
ECONOMIC DRAW. Both PrivacyStar and INUVO are moving to the Museum Center in the River Market this fall. “This new location gives us a great deal more room to grow without investing in facilities we cannot use for several years,” Charles says. “Together, the companies will have well over 100 technology workers employed by the time we move. Both companies are looking for talented, tech-savvy people who like challenges.”
WALKABLE. “It seems all of [our favorites] begin with the word ‘walk’ — walking through the Clinton Center, Sculpture Gardens, the River Market and shopping the Farmers Market. We also enjoy walking to brunch and dinner and gathering with our neighbors at ZIN. This fall, Charles will be walking to the office.”
ONE-STOP SHOPPING. “For groceries and more, Stratton’s Market is SO convenient — right at the ground floor of RMT. I’m looking forward to shopping in our daughter-in-law’s new boutique, BEIGE, opening downtown August 21.”
VARIED DINING OPTIONS. “We probably frequent Dugan’s, Copper Grill and Cache the most, but there are so many more. Our corner coffee spot, Andina, has great breakfast, too!”
PET FRIENDLY. “Demi, our ‘diva’ Chihuahua, and Calli, our ‘pocket puppy,’ a Papillion, love living downtown and look forward to their daily walks with Daniel the Downtown Dog Walker.”