John A. (Mac) McQuown is an entrepreneur who co-founded KMV, a leading credit analytic firm and served as its Chairman until it was acquired by Moody’s in 2002. Prior to KMV he co-founded and served as CEO of Diversified Corporate Loans, LLC. McQuown co-founded in 1981 and remains a Director of Dimensional Fund Advisors, the first and leading small-cap “passively managed” equity fund, with global proprietary distribution. He also co-founded Chalone Wine Group, Loan Performance (formerly Mortgage Information Corp) and Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and Winery. More recently, he co-founded and is a director of eBond Advisors.
Before turning entrepreneur, he was Director of Management Sciences at Wells Fargo Bank where he had overall responsibility for creating the world’s first equity index funds, and where he first became immersed in the measurement of corporate credit risk. He co-founded and was first Chairman of Wells Fargo Investment Advisors (now owned by Black Rock). McQuown received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, and his MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Advisory Councils to the Dean of the Booths School of Business at the University of Chicago and to the Dean of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego as well as on the board of Track Two.