Michael W. Ferro, Jr.

Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

Michael W. Ferro, Jr.

Michael W. Ferro, Jr.

Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Merrick Ventures LLC
higi SH LLC
YCharts, Inc.

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4735

Number of Boards

25

Birthday

1967

Age

52

Relationships
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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Abbott Laboratories

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Schwarz Supply Source

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The PrivateBank

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

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Former President at General Dynamics Corporation

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Chairman, Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC
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Former Teacher at Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States. Chicago Public Schools has set ambitious goals to ensure that every child-in every school and every neighborhood-has access to a world-class learning experience from birth, resulting in graduation from high school college-and career ready. Please visit our website at www.cps.edu to learn more about the organization.

Education
Graduate Unknown

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Memberships
Member
Current

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

Member
Current

The Commercial Club of Chicago resulted from the 1907 merger of two predecessor Chicago clubs: the Merchants Club (organized in 1896) and the Commercial Club (organized in 1877). Its most active members included George Pullman, Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, George Armour, Frederic Delano, Sewell Avery, Rufus C. Dawes, and Julius Rosenwald. The club has promoted Chicago's economic development for generations and championed member Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago (1909), also known as Burnham's plan. The plan gave the blueprint for the future growth and development of the entire Chicago region.

Fellow
Current

The Henry Crown Fellowship Program, established in 1997, seeks to develop the next generation of community-spirited leaders, providing them with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of business and civic leadership in the 21st century. The program is a unique mix of seminars designed to broaden the perspectives of the participants and hone their skills in values-centered leadership. It honors the memory of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990), whose legendary career was marked by a lifelong commitment to honor, integrity, industry and philanthropy.

Career History
Co-Founder
2012 - Current

higi SH LLC provides retail health analysis kiosks. The company was founded by Michael Ferro, Khan Siddiqui and Lupe Fiasco in March 2012 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2007 - Current

Merrick Ventures is a technology holding company. The firm seeks to identify and capitalize on opportunities, bridging the gap in technology through current business practices. Merrick leverages portal technology to help companies create a 24x7 business environment that enables them to have centralized control, delegated power, multi-lingual and multi currency interfaces as well as a global reach.

Programs
Current

The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chairman
Prior - 2009

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center's (CEC) mission to help entrepreneurs build high-growth, sustainable companies that can serve as platforms for economic development and civic leadership in the Chicagoland area. They serve as a strategic partner to their clients offering advisory services that help them negotiate crucial early-business decisions. The CEC works with high-growth businesses, primarily in the professional services, technology, retail, real estate, fashion, and food service industries. They serve entrepreneurs located throughout the six counties of northeastern Illinois. CEC focuses on providing services to early-stage growth companies, although they also work with select start-ups and more established businesses that are existing CEC clients.

Director
Current

Founded in 1987 as the Children’s Memorial Foundation, today the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, through which all gifts benefit Lurie Children’s.

Director
Current

NSC is working to support schools of choice in chicago through: targeted programs to schools and leaders; creating an environment that allows schools to thrive.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Joffrey Ballet has been hailed as “America’s Company of Firsts.” The Joffrey Ballet’s long list of “firsts” includes being the first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedy’s invitation, the first to appear on television, the first American company to visit Russia, the first classical dance company to go multi-media, the first to commission a rock ‘n’ roll ballet, the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time magazine, and the first company to have had a major motion picture based on it, Robert Altman’s The Company. For more than a half-century, The Joffrey Ballet’s commitment to taking world-class, artistically vibrant work to a broad and varied audience has created a solid foundation that continues to support the company’s unprecedented capacity for achieving important “firsts.” Today, the Joffrey, which has been hugely successful in its former residences in New York and Los Angeles, lives permanently in its brilliant new facility, Joffrey Tower, in the heart of America, Chicago, Illinois. The company’s commitment to accessibility is met through the most extensive touring schedule of any dance company in history, an innovative and highly effective education program including the much lauded Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and collaborations with myriad other visual and performing arts organizations. Classically trained to the highest standards, The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company and audiences and repertoire which includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and contemporary works. Founded by visionary teacher Robert Joffrey in 1956, guided by celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino from 1988 until 2007, The Joffrey Ballet continues to thrive under internationally renowned Artistic Director Ashley C. Wheater and Executive Director Christopher Clinton Conway. The Joffrey Ballet has become one of the most revered and recognizable arts organizations in America and one of the top dance companies in the world. Mission The Joffrey is a world-class, Chicago-based ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a unique repertoire encompassing masterpieces of the past and cutting-edge works. The Joffrey is committed to providing arts education and accessible dance training through its Joffrey Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $25K
2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

$50K - $100K
2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

$5,000 - $10K
2014

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Political Donations
$2,500
2011

Co-Chair at Mercury

$2,500
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$10K
2011

Senior Strategic Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Investments
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YCharts, Inc. provides online stock and financial data information. The firm offers insights on company valuation, growth and profitability trends in areas, such as market capitalization, revenue, net income, cash on hand, free cash flow, earnings per share, revenue growth, price to earnings and dividend yield. It focuses on industries such as biotechnology, drug, networking and investment brokers. The company was founded by Shawn Carpenter and Ara Anjargolian, Brian Hand, Michael W. Ferro Jr., Jai Shekhawat and Barney Merrick Harford in January 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Click Commerce, Inc. provides supply chain management solutions. It offers channel management solution that provides an integrated channel management and collaborative e-commerce solution, compliance automation solutions for research departments through administrative extranets. The company's clients include Alaska Airlines, BASF, Citibank, Delphi, Eastman Kodak Company, Jabil Global Services, Lockheed Martin, Nortel Networks, Pier 1, Ryder and Verizon. Click Commerce is located in Chicago, IL. The firm was founded in 1996 by Michael W. Ferro, Jr. and is headquartered in Chicago, IL

Advisors
Legal Advisor

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Events
Attendee
2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

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