Governor Jeb Bush

Advisory Board

Governor Jeb Bush  is the Chairman and Founding Partner of Finback Investment Partners.  He served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 through 2007 during which time he cut $20 billion in state taxes and vetoed more than $2.3 billion in earmarks.  His approach helped unleash one of the most robust and dynamic economies in the nation, creating 1.3 million net new jobs and improving the state’s credit ratings, including achieving the first ever triple-A bond rating for Florida.  During his two terms, Governor Bush championed major reform of government, in areas ranging from health care and environmental protection to civil service and tax reform. His top priority was the overhaul of the state’s failing education system. Under Governor Bush’s leadership, Florida established a bold accountability system in public schools and created the most ambitious school choice programs in the nation. Today, Florida remains a national leader in education and is one of the only states in the nation to significantly narrow the achievement gap.

Most of Governor Bush’s professional career has been spent in the private sector as an investor and strategic advisor to companies.  He has founded three private equity firms, Finback Investment Partners, Dock Square Capital, and Britton Hill Holdings.  Prior to the founding of his investment firms, Governor Bush served as a Senior Advisor at Lehman Brothers and Barclays investment banks.

Governor Bush previously served as a Presidential Professor of Practice at University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a visiting professor and fellow at Harvard University, an executive professor at Texas A&M University and has been awarded several honorary doctorates from collegiate institutions across the country. Governor Bush has been recognized for his contributions to public policy by national organizations including the Manhattan Institute, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Jack Kemp Foundation. Governor Bush earned his bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Governor Bush is a Board Member of Vertical Bridge, InnovAge, Protect My Car, and IHS Towers.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for AgAmerica Lending, Investcorp Strategic Capital Group and Jackson Healthcare.  For philanthropic endeavors, he serves as the Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national nonprofit education reform organization he founded to transform education in America.  He also sits on the Advisory Board for the George and Barbara Bush Foundation.