Don McCulloch is the Founder and Chairman of MPS Capital, a private investment firm based in Philadelphia which focuses on consumer products and internet companies. After graduating from Harvard (BA and MBA), Don embarked on a marketing-focused career in business which included major responsibilities at General Foods, Pepsico, Warnaco’s C. F. Hathaway division, and culminated at Nutrisystem, where as President and CEO he turned around that well-known weight loss system at a crucial stage in its history.
Throughout his business career, Don was involved in non-profit and volunteer activities, beginning with the Young Presidents’ Organizations in both Connecticut and Philadelphia. He has served on the boards of the Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Haverford School, Main Line Health System, and the Thomas Jefferson Hospital. His committee work on these boards focused on governance as well as marketing and strategic planning. His personal interest in the arts and humanities (he was a Fine Arts minor at Harvard) led him to complete all courses required for a Master in the Liberal Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Don and his wife Carolyn, who live in Pelican Bay, are avid golfers. They have attended Gulfshore Playhouse productions since 2011, and Don’s favorite productions have been Leading Ladies and The Iliad. In responding to Kristen’s invitation to join the board, Don emailed, “I’m all in.”
Not For Profit Activities:
1990’s: The Franklin Institute Science Museum: Established and chaired Marketing Committee, chaired CEO Search Committee and had a role in strategic planning.
The Haverford School: Chaired Governance Committee and served on many others. After service on the Board, chaired Strategic Planning Committee, the first such effort in the School’s history. Resulted in successful major redirection of the School and a large capital campaign to support it.
The Young Presidents Organization, Fairchester (CT) and Philadelphia Chapters: President and other roles in Philadelphia Chapter. Lecturer at YPO Universities. Trainer for new Chapter Officers.
2000’s: The Haverford School: Returned to Board for five years at the request of the Board Chair and a new Headmaster. Involved in rewriting second Strategic Plan.
Main Line Health System, 2005-2014: Chaired Governance, Research and (Doctor) Education Committees. Served on Patient Quality and Safety, Finance and Executive Committees. Served as Board Vice Chair 2013-2014. Aided management in developing first Strategic Plan.
Myrna Brind Center For Integrative Medicine 2010-2017, Thomas Jefferson Hospital: Co-Chair, Marketing Committee.
Recent: Bay Colony Beach Club Committee: 2006 to present. Involved in all aspects of Club operations, marketing and planning.