Jamie McCourt is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, attorney and philanthropist. Her investment firm, Jamie Enterprises, principally invests in high-value real estate, biotechnology ventures, and early-stage technology start-ups. She was an early stage investor in ZipCar, now the nation’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing service.
McCourt was the co-owner, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers; practiced law for 14 years in the States of New York and Massachusetts; and has been a real estate developer for more than 30 years. She graduated from Georgetown University and has a diploma from the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She has an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
A respected food and wine connoisseur and now vintner, McCourt is owner of the Jamie M Vineyard in Napa County, California. She trained in the South of France with legendary French chef Madeleine Kamman. She is also an investor in a variety of successful culinary ventures including Bouchon of Beverly Hills, founded by her friend and celebrated restaurateur Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame.
Her Jamie M Foundation focuses its giving on promoting business education, the role of women in senior management, contemporary art and support for the worldwide Jewish community.
She served as a chairman of Georgetown University’s Third Century Campaign which raised more than a billion dollars for that institution. McCourt is also a recipient of the Scopus award, the highest humanitarian honor conferred by the American Friends of the Hebrew University. Past Scopus laureates include Steven Spielberg, Ted Turner, Gregory Peck, Barbra Streisand and Elie Wiesel.
Jamie McCourt serves on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as its Finance Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre Pompidou Foundation.
At UCLA Anderson School of Management, Jamie McCourt served for five years as a visiting professor at the graduate level. Her innovative class at the Anderson School, “The Pursuit of Leadership: A Female Perspective,” was the first accredited graduate-level leadership course specifically designed for women at a leading U.S. business school.
She currently serves on the Executive Board of the UCLA Anderson School of Management as well as the North American Executive Board at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Southern California.
The proud mother of four sons, Jamie is an avid swimmer and a resident of Los Angeles.
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