Emmett McLean is a founder, executive vice president, chief operating officer and secretary of Medical Properties Trust, Inc., a publicly traded healthcare real estate investment trust (NYSE: MPW). Prior to joining Medical Properties Trust, Emmett worked in the health care services industry, serving in senior financial positions. He also spent time as a consultant and private investor.
Before his corporate career, Emmett worked in investment banking and corporate finance with Dean Witter Reynolds (now Morgan Stanley) and Smith Barney (now Citigroup), handling corporate financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Emmett began his career in the commercial banking industry with Trust Company Bank (now Truist Bank). Emmett earned a B.A. in economics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Emmett is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, Smile-A-Mile, Greater Alabama Council-Boy Scouts of America, UAB Athletics Foundation, United Way of Central Alabama and The World Games 2022 Birmingham. Emmett is also a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham. He has chaired numerous charitable fundraising events in the greater Birmingham metro area.