Meet the Ross School Advisory Board

Members of the Ross School Advisory Board counsel the dean and faculty leadership on strategic issues facing Michigan Ross. Their significant expertise and assistance guides the implementation of key initiatives and advances the mission of the school.

MBA '07
Founder – CEO,
Elevate K-12
Shaily is the Founder, CEO of Elevate K-12 - a live teaching company revolutionizing K-12 education. Elevate K-12...
MBA '01
Global Head of Treasury Services,
BNY Mellon
Jennifer Barker is Global Head of BNY Mellon's market-leading Treasury Services business, which provides domestic and...
BBA '82
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Foundation For The Carolinas
Cathy Bessant is President and CEO of Foundation For The Carolinas, the community foundation serving Charlotte and a 13...
MBA '92
Chief Executive Officer,
Karim Bitar is Chief Executive Officer of Convatec Group plc. Convatec is a leading global medical technologies company...
BBA '90
CEO, Related Companies; Chairman and Founding Partner,
Jeff T. Blau is the Chief Executive Officer and a partner of Related Companies, the most prominent privately-owned real...
MBA '89
Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Infrastructure Operations and Asset Management,
Stephen Bolze is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and Global Head of Infrastructure Portfolio Operations and...
MBA '89
Saddle Ridge Consulting, LLC
Jane Okun Bomba is President of Saddle Ridge Consulting and advises management teams and boards on a range of strategic...
MBA '07
Chief Compliance Officer,
Angela Carter is the Chief Compliance Officer at ITW, where she is responsible for leading a team in managing the...
BA '89
Chief Business Officer,
Mary Ellen serves as the Chief Business Officer for YouTube, driving YouTube as the home of the creative economy and the...
MBA '83
Founding Partner,
Veradace Partners
John is the Founding Partner of Veradace Partners, an investment firm focusing on a niche strategy in small public...
BBA '88
Managing Partner,
Capital Z Partners
Brad Cooper is a founding partner of Capital Z Partners, a private equity fund focused on investing in the financial...
BBA '97
Managing Director,
Morgan Stanley
Evan Damast, a Managing Director in Global Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley is the Global Head of Equity and Fixed...
BBA '87
Managing Partner,
IA Capital Partners, IA Sports Ventures and Eberg Capital
Roger Ehrenberg is Managing Partner of IA Capital Partners, IA Sports Ventures and Eberg Capital. IA Capital Partners...
MBA '95
Peter Faricy has served as CEO, Board Member and Advisor for some of the world’s leading technology and consumer...
BBA '79
Co-owner & Operating Partner,
Daytona Tortugas Class-A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds
Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in January of 1957. Upon graduation from the University of Michigan Business...
BBA '86
Executive Partner,
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Eric J. Friedman is Executive Partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a global, 1,700-attorney law firm...
MBA '01
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Miami Dolphins
Tom Garfinkel was hired as president and chief executive officer of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium in...
BBA '87
Co-founder and Principal,
The NRP Group LLC
J. David Heller is the President, CEO and Cofounder of The NRP Group. Over the past 29 years, NRP has become one of the...
MBA '95
CEO & President,
Lordstown Motors Corporation
Edward Hightower is the Chief Executive Officer & President of Lordstown Motors Corp., an original equipment...
BBA '83
Court Square Capital Partners
Kurt is currently a Partner with Court Square Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York City, where he...
BBA '84
President & CEO,
Bob Hutchens is the President & CEO of StemBioSys. StemBioSys markets a range of tools to researchers globally. These...
BBA '68, MBA '71
Thomas C. Jones retired in 2020 as Chairman of the Board and senior advisor of Hagerty, the leading global producer of...
BBA '99, MAcc '00
Ernst & Young LLP
Debbie is a partner in EY’s Financial Services Office (FSO), with more than 20 years of experience serving global...
MBA '91
Vice Chair, Chief Financial Officer and President,
American Eagle
Derek Kerr is Vice Chair, Chief Financial Officer and President, American Eagle. He oversees all global corporate risk...
BBA '83
Chief Executive Officer,
Odyssey Investment Partners
Mr. Kwait is one of the founders and CEO of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC and was a principal in the private equity...
BBA '83
Ranger Capital Management, LP
Stephen Malkin is a retired partner and management committee member of Grosvenor Capital Management, a Chicago based...
1973 BBA / 1975 MBA
Alvarez & Marsal
Bryan Marsal is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). In 1983, he co-founded A&M to deliver specialized...
MBA/MS '93
President and CEO,
Andrew Masterman has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since December 2016 and has been a...
BBA/MAcc ’86
Founder and Inventor, The Inside Scoop/JOAB Bagels, LLC and Guac-Lock, LLC; Co-Founder, Willoughby Capital Holdings, LLC.
Jane Och began her investment career in 1986 at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. as an Equity Sales Specialist. Over the course...
BBA '88
Clovis Capital Management
Prior to Co-founding Clovis in June, 2002, Mr. Prober was a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn...
BA '92
Centerview Capital
Brian Ratzan is a Partner in Centerview Capital’s consumer private equity business. Prior to joining Centerview Capital...
BBA '90
Chief Executive Officer,
Marc Rosen is the chief executive officer of JCPenney. Marc is focused on leading transformational growth through the...
BBA '62
Chairman & Founder,
Related Companies
Stephen M. Ross is the Chairman and Founder of Related Companies. Mr. Ross formed Related in 1972 and today the company...
MBA '70
Founder and Director,
Optimus Holdings
Stephen W. Sanger is retired chairman and CEO of General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies with a roster...
MBA '84
Vice Chairman,
Fortress Investment Group
Tim serves as Vice Chairman of Fortress and is a member of its Investment and Leadership Committees. Prior to joining...
MBA '95
Partner, Financial Services,
Deloitte Consulting
Jim is a partner and a 25+ year veteran in Deloitte's Financial Services practice. He has over 30 years of experience in...
BA '89
Managing Director,
Saks-Spar Financial Group
Ari Spar has been in the financial services industry for 25 years. As Managing Director, Ari advises ultra-high net...
BBA / MAcc '87
Executive Chairman & Managing Partner,
Equinox Group
Harvey Spevak is the Executive Chairman and Managing Partner of Equinox Group – a high-growth collective of the world's...
MBA '80
Co-Founder & General Partner,
Crosslink Capital, Inc.
Michael co-founded Crosslink Capital in 1999, a San Francisco based investment firm that is focused on venture capital...
BBA '84
Senior Managing Director,
William J. Stein is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate group. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Stein has...
BBA '85
Founder & Managing Partner Capitol,
Seniors Housing
Scott Stewart is the Founder and Managing Partner of Capitol Seniors Housing (CSH), a national seniors housing...
MBA '67
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer,
Cambridge Investments, Ltd.
John R. Tozzi, CEO & CIO Mr. Tozzi founded Cambridge Investments LLC, and also founded and served as President, CEO &...
BBA '84
Robin L. Washington is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Alphabet, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc...
BBA '92
Amy Wildstein is the Founder and Managing Partner of Suttona Capital (“Suttona”). She has over 25 years of experience in...
BBA '91
Ares SSG
Edwin Wong is Managing Partner and CEO, Ares SSG. He serves on the Ares Executive Management Committee and the firm's...