Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor


ECMC Foundation

San Diego, CA USA

There is a tendency to look inward for answers, but sometimes you have to look outward. Get out and talk to people—it’s the best way to know if you are on the right path.


By Roadtrip Nation

Peter Taylor


My road in life has taken me all over.
Raised in Los Angeles, California, by parents who were both teachers.
Attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where I received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history.
My first job out of college was working in government on the legislative staff of the California State Assembly Majority Leader in Sacramento.
After six years there, I decided to go to graduate school—attended Claremont Graduate University where I received my master’s degree in public policy analysis.
In 1992, I worked on the presidential campaign for Bill Clinton.
Transitioned into investment banking and worked as a managing director for Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital for over 15 years.
Left investment banking during the economic recession of 2008 and got an opportunity to work as the executive vice president and chief financial officer for the University of California system.
I am now the president of the ECMC Foundation, overseeing investments in initiatives affecting educational outcomes, especially among students from underserved populations.
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I lead investments in initiatives affecting educational outcomes for underserved populations.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Learning / Being Challenged

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Push yourself in your education. Take the challenging classes and use it as an opportunity to rise to the occasion. Gravitate towards the challenges.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't want to do this anymore."

Challenges I Overcame

Career Change
School Stress