Meet Billy Campisciano, the founder behind Call For The Wild. Billy grew up amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Southern California and Argentina, where his impressionable years were immersed in hiking, diving, and surfing, nurturing a profound connection with the natural world. Amidst these pristine settings, he couldn’t turn a blind eye to the alarming decline of wildlife and decimation of ecosystems because of human impact. Driven by an alarming sense of concern for the future, he began dedicating his spare time to conservation efforts.
Throughout his academic and professional voyage in brand design and product development, Billy’s personal passion remained unwaveringly rooted in wildlife advocacy. He spent a decade at VF Corporation, a major industry player, before venturing into entrepreneurship. From brand license management and design with iconic fashion brands like Guess, Vans, and North Face to forging pioneering partnerships with top sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and Nascar) and later venturing into the entertainment sphere with Disney, Universal, and Warner Bros., Billy honed his expertise in branding and storytelling.
In 2012, a transformative moment occurred during his volunteer work with a marine life rescue organization in Florida. Spending eight hours aiding a stranded juvenile dolphin in a mangrove, feeling its heart beat and looking in its eyes, he felt an inexplicable connection—a realization that change was both essential and achievable to protect these creatures. With unyielding determination, Billy redirected his life path, using his skills to champion businesses for wildlife conservation.
Collaborating with various organizations, Billy applied branding and entertainment business strategies to amplify the messaging and impact of wildlife preservation efforts. His innovative approaches bore fruit through successful partnerships and fundraising with some small organizations, and working with some influential mentors using major motion pictures to develop merchandising and branding strategies to create essential revenue for these conservation organizations.
Billy has a fundamental belief that business and people who benefit from our environment and natural resources should be part of the solution to restoring Earth’s wildlife and wild places. He believes that the experts, organizations, and facilities that are committed to doing the critical work of saving our planet should focus on their mission and not spending their time fundraising. Merging these philosophies created the concept of Call For The Wild.