Jamie McCourt is a venture capitalist, philanthropist and attorney who has practiced law in the States of New York and Massachusetts. Her investment firm, Jamie Enterprises, principally invests in high-value real estate, biotechnology ventures, and early-stage technology start-ups.
Jamie is an MBA graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management and she serves on the Sloan School’s North America Executive Board. Jamie was an early stage investor in ZipCar, founded by a fellow MIT Sloan graduate. ZipCar is now the nation’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing service. Jamie graduated with a degree in French from Georgetown University and has studied language and French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.
Jamie McCourt is also a former co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. She became the highest ranking woman in Major League Baseball, appointed first as Vice Chairman of the Dodgers in 2004, then as President in 2005, and finally as CEO in 2009.
Jamie McCourt is a respected food and wine connoisseur, vintner and 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, the celebrated restaurateur Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame.
Jamie was a visiting professor for four years at the graduate level in the UCLA Anderson School of Management and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Anderson School. 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 is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Southern California.
Jamie actively serves on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as its Finance Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre Pompidou Foundation and is on the National Board of Directors of the American Friends of The Hebrew University. Her Jamie M Foundation focuses its giving on promoting the role of women in senior management, business education, contemporary art and support for the worldwide Jewish community.
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