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William Earl Wright

William Earl Wright, American venture capitalist.


  • Wright, William Earl was born on August 23, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of William M. and Catherine (Weyer) Wright.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic, 1960. Master of Business Administration in Finance, University Pennsylvania, 1962.


    • Manager mortgage collections department Bank of the Southwest, N.A., Houston, 1962-1963. President Advanced Mortgage Corporation, 1963-1968. Vice president Protective Insurance Agency, Inc., 1962-1985.

      President SBI Capital Corporation, since 1981. President, board directors Home Savings Association, Houston, 1966-1978. Chief operating officer, board directors Gulf Republic Finance Corporation, Houston, 1971-1981.


    President, treasurer Bunker Hill Estates Civic Club, Houston. Member Indiana Insurance Agents American, Professional Insurance Agents American, National Board Realtors, Houston Board Realtors, National Association Small Business Investment Companies, Houston Venture Capital Association, American Institute of Finance Education, Houston Society Model Engineers Inc. (treasurer 1968-1969, 80), Houston Outdoor Nature Club (ornithology group editor The Spoonbill 1966-1967).


    • Married Elizabeth Ann Lundwall. Children: Gary David, Paul Daniel, Deborah Christine.
    • father: William M. Wright
    • mother: Catherine (Weyer) Wright
    • spouse: Elizabeth Ann Lundwall
    • children: Gary David Wright
    • Paul Daniel Wright
    • Deborah Christine Wright
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    Born August 23, 1938
    • 1960
      Rensselaer Polytechnic
    • 1962
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1962 - 1963
      Manager, mortgage collections department Bank of the Southwest
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1962 - 1985
      vice president, Protective Insurance Agency
    • 1963 - 1968
      president, Advanced Mortgage Corporation
    • 1981
      president, SBI Capital Corporation