Carter McClelland is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Union Square Advisors, a mergers and acquisition investment bank focusing solely on the technology sector.
Carter earned an MBA from Stanford in 1973 and a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford in 1967.
Prior to founding Union Square in 2007, Carter was employed at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America in investment banking leadership positions. Before attending the GSB, Carter designed computers for the unmanned space program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Carter has been active at Stanford since graduation, serving as a co-chair of his 50th undergraduate reunion (Class of 1967) as well as a co-chair of his 45th Business School reunion (Class of 1973). He was a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, and for 33 consecutive years, taught Business 321 with Jack McDonald, interacting with almost 5000 MBA’s.
He is a board member of Stanford PACS (Philanthropy and Civil Society), working to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society, and effect social change.
Carter is also a board member at Echoing Green, a New York based not-for-profit that provides seed capital for social entrepreneurs. He has previously served as Chairman of the Board of the United Way of New York City.
Carter is married to Stephanie Palmer McClelland, ’70, ’72 a 14-time Tony award-winning Broadway theater producer. The McClellands have two sons: Cary, married to Lisa Bozman; and Spencer, married to Eliza Edel; and three grandchildren; Sidney (6), Wesley (3) and Harrison (2). Carter and Stephanie live in New York City and Pound Ridge, New York; their children and grandchildren live in Brooklyn.
Carter believes he has lived a blessed life – a wonderful wife, a loving family, and fabulous friends and colleagues. He also believes Stanford has truly enabled many of the opportunities that life has afforded him over the years. Finally, he is enthusiastic and excited about the road ahead.