Welcome to my personal website. Here you will find information and links to some of my current and previous projects and professional activities. I have been blessed with a highly gratifying and diverse career as a corporate executive, a private investor, an entrepreneur, an academic and a consultant. Along the way, some valuable lessons learned, some wonderful and enduring friendships forged and some personal discoveries made.
Below is my formal bio, more fully explicated in the pages that follow.
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Bruce D. Taub is President of Nascentivity Funds Group, a private venture capital company based in Miami, Florida. He is also President and Publisher of The Principal Post. Bruce is a former financial services executive, an academic, an entrepreneur and an active arts philanthropist.
Bruce’s corporate experience includes senior management and marketing positions at two Fortune 50 investment firms. At Merrill Lynch, where he worked for over twenty years, he held positions as Senior Director of the International Sales and Products Group and as National Sales Manager for the U. S. Private Client Group. He later served as Senior Vice President at Prudential Financial, responsible for the securities and financial planning businesses in the northeastern United States and a member of the securities company Operating Committee.
Upon leaving the corporate world, Bruce advised a number of start-up and early stage ventures in business management, marketing, strategy and capital structuring. He founded Fernwood Art Investments, LLC, a financial company focused on the art economy, in 2002. Fernwood closed its doors in 2006.
In 2007, Bruce resumed his education to pursue a lifelong dream of teaching at university. Bruce holds a bachelor’s degree in Leadership Science (summa cum laude, Northeastern University) and a master’s in Ethics and Public Policy (Suffolk University). He completed the Ph.D. curriculum in Philosophy at Boston University before shifting his focus from research to instruction and earning a second master’s degree in Education from Harvard. Bruce studied ancient Greek at the University of Chicago and is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute management program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
From 2009 – 2016, Bruce was appointed to the adjunct faculties at Boston College, Suffolk University and Northeastern University where he taught leadership, business ethics, ancient and modern philosophy, social and political theory and logic.
Over the years, Bruce has served on eleven for-profit or non-profit boards. Notably, Bruce was recognized by the Rochester Area Foundation with its annual Philanthropy Award for his creative work on behalf of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Bruce is a member of the American Philosophical Association, Social Enterprise Alliance, the Aspen Institute, Mensa International and the Harvard Club of New York.
Bruce resides in Miami Beach, Florida with his wife, Ellie.