Curtis H. Tearte '73


Chief Executive Officer, Tearte Associates, Inc.
Chairman, Tearte Family Foundation

Elected 2014

Curtis Tearte, is the Chairman of the Tearte Family Foundation, and a business transformation and technology leader. He worked for IBM over 30 years and rapidly progressed through four executive levels with responsibility for multiple industry sectors and clients across the key global revenue-generating areas of the company. He also served on the IBM Worldwide Management Committee, comprised of the top 60 IBM senior executives. 

After retirement in 2013 he formed Tearte Associates, a firm providing investment management, business consulting and educational opportunities via the Tearte Family Foundation. Tearte holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law, a BA from Brandeis University, where be majored in African &  Afro American Studies and studied International Affairs and Political Science at Howard University Graduate School and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. He serves on the Brandeis University, Board of Trustees, and is the Secretary of the Board. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, and was a former member and chaired the Southeast Advisory Selection Committee of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Brandeis University Alumni Board, The University of Connecticut Law School Foundation Board and the University of Connecticut Law School Dean’s Advisory Committee.