Mr. McClelland has experience in the computer hardware, software, telecommunications, parallel processing, internet, financial services, Internet auction and medical delivery fields.
He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1968 with a BA in economics, cum laude. He then attended the Harvard Business School, graduating in 1970 with an MBA (with distinction). In 1998 he was awarded a Ph.D., Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Mr. McClelland held senior positions at Data General, Fidelity Investments, University of Massachusetts Medical Center and United Asset Management.
He has founded, or co-founded The Charitable Gift Fund, Porticus Technology, F Squared and eSecLending companies. He has also helped found OSV Partners (a hedge fund company) and Palladyne Investments (a high net worth investment company).
He serves on the Boards of Safeguard Scientifics (a private equity firm investing in high tech and life science companies), Friends of the Children Boston, F Squared Investments (an actively managed ETF company where he is co-founder and Vice Chairman), Porticus Technologies (a voice verification company where he is co-founder) and Useful-Technology (a secure personal connectivity company where he serves as Chairman of the Board). He also serves on the Advisory Boards of Windward Investments and Executive Resources International.
He has previously served on the Boards of Riverstone Networks, Storage Networks, University of Massachusetts Medical Center as Chairman, Damanet Telecommunications, Nippon Data General, Patni Computers, Colt, Proxy Edge, The Campbell Group, OSV Partners, Acadian Asset Management, Dwight Asset Management, Clay Finlay, Rogge Partners, Palladyn Investments, UAM Japan, Murray Johnstone, L&B Realty Advisors, C S McKee, Advisory Committee of the Group of Thirty, The Japan Society of Boston, Big Brother Mass Bay and the Harvard Business School Association Board of Governors.
Mr. McClelland has lectured at Boston College, Bentley College and MIT. Harvard Business School has written a case series on entrepreneurship and leadership based on Mr. McClelland’s experience. This case is taught to all first year students in the Leadership and Corporate Accountability.