Rob McCord is the Democratic state Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, since January 2009.
Formerly a venture capitalist from Montgomery County, he won the November 2008 race for the open state treasurer seat by defeating Republican bond lawyer Tom Ellis.
From 1994 and 2007, McCord worked as a senior executive at Safeguard Scientifics, and founded the Eastern Technology Fund and served as co-founder and Managing Director of Pennsylvania Early Stage Partners. In addition, from 1996 through 2007, he led the Eastern Technology Council, a trade association that served hundreds of fast-growing companies.
Before joining the private sector, Treasurer McCord worked on Capitol Hill, where he specialized in budget and technology issues. He also served as the CEO of the bipartisan think tank Congressional Institute for the Future.
Treasurer McCord earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and History at Harvard University, and he earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Montgomery County with his wife and two sons.