Stanford Graduate School of Business is pleased to announce Carter McClelland, BS ’67, MBA ’73, will be awarded the 2019 Excellence in Leadership Award on Monday, April 1, 2019 in New York City.
This annual award marks our commitment to underscoring the importance of leadership in business by highlighting the achievements of a senior executive and Stanford GSB alumni who has made significant contributions to the corporate world and the community.
About Carter McClelland, BS ’67, MBA ’73
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.