CEO, McBride Capital Partners
Teresa McBride was the Founder and CEO of a leading technology consulting firm serving Fortune 100 companies and large government agencies. She built her company from inception in 1986 to $197 million in annual revenue with over 800 full-time consultants before selling in 1999. Ms. McBride and her company received over fifty client and industry awards and honors over the years including a Minority Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year presented by President George H. W. Bush at the White House. Since the sale of her company Ms. McBride formed a family office and holding company, McBride Capital Partners, which is focused on real estate and advanced technologies that will have a major global impact. Since the early 90’s Ms. McBride also served on several boards including being a director for the Federal
Reserve Bank, Kansas City Branch in Denver, U.S. Department of Education Board for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, University of New Mexico Hospital, as well as several nonprofit boards. In the technology space, Ms. McBride served on the Digital Equipment Corporation, IBM, Compaq, HP, and Ingram Advisory Boards. She is active in the early and late-stage technology sector and has been appointed as a Permanent Successor Trustee for the Henry and Gladys Crown Charitable Trust. She is a current and former member of several organizations including the Committee of 200, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the British American Project (BAP), and an Inaugural Fellow of the Henry Crown Fellowship at the Aspen Institute.
Philanthropically, Teresa and her son Allan established the McBride Foundation with its primary program being the College Bound Council. The objective of the program is reducing the drop-out rate by inspiring great young minds to stay in school and establish an interest in higher education at an earlier age. The yearlong program matches 5th-grade classrooms with a college student that delivers a curriculum created by the Foundation with a unique reverse mentoring component which exposes the young students to vital information so they learn how the education system works as well as learn how to stay in school, stay at grade level and graduate from high school. Since the program’s inception over 70,000 children have gone through the program. Teresa currently lives in Los Angeles and New York.