Ross McBride serves as a member of our Advisory Board. Mr. McBride is the Founder and President of Globalvestment Capital Partners, Montblanc Developments and The Management Performance Centre. Globalvestment Capital Partners is a boutique real estate and renewable energy investment bank he founded in 1991 that specializes in the buying, investing and selling of large income producing real estate, renewable energy and infrastructure assets globally working with institutional investors, private investors and developers. The company typically does an annual deal volume of $1 billion to $2 billion. Mr. McBride also continues to oversee his real estate development and investment company, as well as being a director on a number of for profit and non-profit organizations boards.
In 2006, Mr. McBride started an internal management training division at Blackrock/Montblanc that eventually grew into The Management Performance Centre (“MPC”). MPC is a management training and development center that provides one to three day executive education courses to companies and organizations. His activities with MPC are focused on helping executives improve their business negotiation skills, public speaking and leadership abilities. In 1996, Mr. McBride started The Blackrock/Montblanc Group, a real estate development group that has developed and co-developed over 4,000 residential units.
The various real estate companies that started within the Blackrock/Montblanc Group now employ over 1,000 full time staff. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the National Speakers Association. According to ratings published by Industry Surveys, Mr. McBride was the number one rated business speaker in Canada (and one of the top 100 business speakers in the world) for five years running (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) before he started limiting his global speaking engagements. He has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization since 1992 and has held the positions of Chapter Chairman, Education Chairman and Membership Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization — Ontario Canada Chapter (172 members).
He has also been the European Co-Chair of the YPO Deal Network and is currently on the global executive board of the 4,200 member YPO Real Estate Industry Network where he serves as the Global Learning Officer. He is a member of the YPO Chapter Executive of YPO London Gold where he is currently the Mentoring Officer and is the incoming Chapter Chair of YPO London Gold; he is also a member of YPO Paris Chapter and just completed his role as YPO European Regional Chair for Gold Forums.