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William Earl Wright

venture capitalist

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.


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.

William M. Wright

Catherine (Weyer) Wright

Elizabeth Ann Lundwall

Gary David Wright

Paul Daniel Wright

Deborah Christine Wright