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
Click Commerce, Inc. (Inactive)

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Number of Boards

25

Birthday

1967

Age

51

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Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Abbott Laboratories

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer, CIBC Bank USA at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

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Owner at Schwarz Supply Source

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Northern Trust Corporation

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Henry Crown & Co.

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Chairman, Dental Services Group at Bolder Capital LLC

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Commonwealth Edison Company

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Michael W. Ferro, Jr.
Co-Founder at higi SH LLC
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Education
BA

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
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
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.

Director
Current
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
2016 - 2018

Tribune Publishing Co. is a multiplatform media and marketing solutions company, which engages in the publication of daily newspapers and community publications. It operates through the troncM and troncX segments. The troncM segment comprises of the company's media groups excluding their digital revenues and related expenses, except digital subscription revenues when bundled with a print subscription. The troncX segment includes all digital revenues and related expenses of the company from local tronc websites, third party websites, mobile applications, digital only subscriptions, Tribune Content Agency, and forsalebyowner.com. The company was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chairman, Executive Committee
Current

The Chicago Community Trust provides charity services. It offers services to organizations such as social services agencies, schools, health centers, museums and theaters in the Chicago area. The firm provides charitable resources in the arts and culture, basic human needs, community development, education and health sectors. The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Director NMF
Current

THE PRIMARY MISSION OF THE NORTHWESTERN AFFILIATES INCLUDED IN THIS GROUP RETURN IS TO BE THE DESTINATION OF CHOICE FOR PEOPLE SEEKING QUALITY HEALTHCARE. (SEE SCHEDULE O):

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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
$10K
2011

Strategic Advisor at Squire Sanders 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 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.