Glen Macdonald, Managing Director, Wealthspire Advisors, and Founder and Advisory Board Chair, Wealth & Giving Forum
Glen is wealth and investment advisor based in Wealthspire’s New York City office. He and his colleagues service private families, closely held businesses, foundations and endowments. He was previously a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers management consulting unit and advised companies on business strategy, marketing, venture formation, restructurings and financial management. Glen co-founded and serves as Chairman of the Wealth & Giving Forum Advisory Board. He had previously served as the organization’s chief executive from 2004 to 2014.
He has presented his perspective on philanthropy and the responsible deployment of capital at various conferences, including the Vaclav Havel’s Forum 2000 Conferences in Prague, Renaissance Weekend, Forbes Family Business Conference, NYU Wagner School, The CFA Society of Philadelphia, the Social Impact Exchange Conferences and the Family Wealth Alliance.
Glen was formerly a principal at a private equity firm and a vice president at Adventis Corporation, a strategy consultancy, where he served as the executive in charge of the firm's New York office. His views on industry, markets, financial management and philanthropy have appeared in a Wall Street Journal article he authored and in interviews with the New York Times, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Financial Advisor Magazine.
Glen received his B.A. with highest honors in political science and economics and his MA in international relations, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been a recipient of the Ford Foundation Fellowship at the Harvard Center for International Affairs, the French Government's Chateaubriand Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct field research in Mexico. His research and writings have focused on economic development, foreign direct investments and the formation of common markets.
Glen hobbies include tennis, skiing and wine. He and his wife Sylvie have three grown children and reside in Westfield, New Jersey.