Professor John G. “Jack” McDonald is the Stanford Investors Professor in the Graduate School of Business (GSB) at Stanford University.
He is a recognized expert in private and public equity investing and has served as the vice chairman of the Board of Governors for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), which operated the NASDAQ Stock Market.
Professor McDonald currently serves on the boards of mutual funds managed by Capital Research and Management Company, and a number of other companies. He has been a member of the InterWest Advisory Committee since its inception in 1979.
2011 will mark Professor McDonald’s 45th year at Stanford GSB teaching Investment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance, a course on fundamental investing in public and private equity markets, for second-year M.B.A. students at Stanford.
He also teaches Private Equity Investing and Venture Capital, as well as an Investment Seminar that he first introduced in the late 1960s at Stanford.