Ross brings an endless energy to optimizing organizations. He understands what it means to start and grow an organization, what it means to be a leader and what it means to turn a vision into a reality. Ross began his career as a business owner and found success scaling a firm in Minneapolis that landed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. After selling this firm, he launched an advisory firm called Strategic Architect to help organizational leaders and owners align their resources for growth.
Ross attended the University of Colorado-Boulder Leeds School with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurial studies, and when Ross moved back to Colorado in 2012 he observed a need for an intellectual center in Vail that aligned emerging educational trends with state and local economic goals. As a co-founder of the Vail Centre and Executive Director, he drives the organization’s vision of creating unique learning experiences that build credentials, fosters intellectual communities, and creates impact around the State. In addition to his time running a non-profit and advising leaders, Ross is committed to living a life true to his values of; learning, beauty, spirituality, creativity and family.