Anne Welsh McNulty

Anne-McNulty-in-white-dress-819x1024.jpg#asset:104Anne Welsh McNulty is the co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners, with businesses including investment management and a private philanthropic foundation which is focused on leadership development and social change. Before starting JBK Partners, she was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and a senior executive of the Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies Group.

Anne has deep ties to Philadelphia, the city where she was born, became Valedictorian at Villanova, obtained her MBA at Wharton, and began a partnership of 37 years with her late husband John. She is the mother of three, all proud graduates of the University of Pennsylvania. Anne has a sustained passion for lifelong learning, and over the past decade, has greatly expanded the mission she began with John to enable young people to grow as high-impact leaders.

Under her leadership, the McNulty Foundation has established several initiatives that support individuals who strive to make a difference in the world. The McNulty Prize was established in memory of her husband John to recognize the extraordinary success of global leaders solving some of the world’s most intractable challenges. The newly named McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School is pushing the boundaries of traditional education in the fields of leadership and teamwork and Anne’s support has catalyzed new strategic initiatives to expand the program’s audience and offerings.

As a woman who has broken barriers herself in becoming a leader in her field, Anne is an enthusiastic advocate for women’s leadership, and actively supports initiatives that increase the representation of women in leadership positions, and build conscious and inclusive environments that enable women to flourish.

The McNulty Scholars programs at St. Joseph’s University and Hunter College propel young women towards leadership roles in fields related to math and science. Anne also spurred the creation of an Institute for Women's leadership at Villanova University, which launched in the fall of 2017.

Anne serves on the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute, and on the Board of Overseers at the Wharton School. She is a former Trustee at Villanova University, and a member of the Advisory Council for Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Child Mind Institute in New York, and a Trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival benefiting children's charities in Collier County, Florida.

Anne earned her MBA in Finance & Insurance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated as valedictorian from Villanova University, where she recently received an honorary degree. She maintains strong connections with her alma maters, and continues to serve as a role model to aspiring women leaders.