Joe Teeling

PRESIDENT, 

BLACKBIRD FUND MANAGEMENT


Joe Teeling has been in the insurance and financial services industry for over 38 years with experience running sales and management divisions as well as leading several businesses. He most recently served as the Chairman and CEO of Bearence Management Group, which he co-founded and grew to a top 200 US insurance broker. Prior to starting Bearence, Joe was Vice Chairman of the US Benefits division within Marsh & McLennan, a multi-national broker, where he was responsible for all national sales, operations, and distribution of products and services.


Outside of his professional career, Joe has founded and actively serves on many local boards and Catholic organizations. He is the co-founder and current Board President for Iowa Catholic Radio, co-founder of the Legatus Des Moines Chapter, former board member for the Mercy Foundation, and current member of the St. Augustine Foundation Finance Council.

"Blackbird Values Fund allows a for-profit model to operate in a benevolent and impactful way by having all parties work for less to enhance the common good."

Inspired by the example of St. Kevin, Blackbird Investments looks to provide shelter and security, especially for the vulnerable. As an organization, we seek to not only transform real estate by establishing or revitalizing structures, but also seek to impact communities by investing in people. Blackbird Investments was established in 2013 and has been involved in real estate development worth in excess of $600 million. 

THE IMPACT OF YOUR INVESTMENT TODAY, WILL LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF THE CHURCH FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.