A respected business leader and entrepreneur, Rob McCord took office as the 45th Treasurer of Pennsylvania on January 20, 2009. Today, as chief executive of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, Treasurer McCord helps invest more than $80 billion per year, and he oversees a broad variety of operations designed to improve the economic security of Pennsylvanians.
Treasurer McCord has brought unusual financial acumen to his elected office and works innovatively to provide strong financial returns for all Pennsylvanians. He has helped generate billions of dollars in improved returns for Pennsylvania’s investment funds, pension funds and 529 college savings program.
Throughout his career, Treasurer McCord has fought for productive investments and public policies. Prior to his election as Treasurer, his work as a venture capitalist helped generate more than 2,000 jobs. From 1994 and 2007, Treasurer McCord worked as a senior executive at Safeguard Scientifics, and founded the Eastern Technology Fund and served as co-founder and Managing Director of Pennsylvania Early Stage Partners. In addition, from 1996 through 2007, he led the Eastern Technology Council, a trade association that served hundreds of fast-growing companies.
Before joining the private sector, Treasurer McCord worked on Capitol Hill, first as staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he specialized in budget and technology issues, and then as CEO of the Congressional Institute for the Future, a bipartisan think tank.
Treasurer McCord earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and he earned his undergraduate degree (with high honors) in history and economics from Harvard University.
With his wife and two sons, Treasurer McCord lives in Montgomery County.
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