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Robert M. McCord

Robert M. McCordRob McCord is a business leader, financial entrepreneur, and public servant. He is now serving as the 45th Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Throughout his career, McCord has worked to improve public policy, and in the past 14 years, he has helped create thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania while investing hundreds of millions of dollars.  From 1994 through 1998, Rob worked as a senior executive at Safeguard Scientifics, one of the first venture incubators of its kind, where he helped Safeguard earn an annual return on capital of more than 50% per year.  Between 1998 and 2007, McCord founded the Eastern Technology Fund and served as co-founder and Managing Director of Pennsylvania Early Stage Partners -- a family of venture funds that invested in early-stage life-science and information technology firms. In addition to his work as a venture capitalist, from 1996 through 2007, McCord led the Eastern Technology Council, a successful trade association that served hundreds of fast-growing and innovative companies.

McCord completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and History at Harvard University and went on to earn his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill, where he specialized in budget and technology issues. McCord also served as the CEO of the bipartisan Congressional Institute for the Future, a think tank co-founded by former U.S. Senators Al Gore and John Heinz.

As Pennsylvania State Treasurer, McCord will help cut wasteful spending and help dramatically improve investment returns.  He will use his business and finance expertise to protect pensions, preserve and create jobs, and increase economic security.   McCord will provide extraordinarily productive public service for seniors, for women who lack adequate pensions, and for all Pennsylvanians who seek public-sector efficiency and strong investment returns.