Ross co-leads SPMB’s Consumer Practice with a focus on partnering with disruptive, high-growth companies across marketplaces, fintech, media, gaming, and consumer products. His core area of functional expertise spans all consumer-facing functions from go-to-market, customer service/experience, and operations.
Before joining SPMB, Ross worked in both commercial and residential real estate having grown up in a successful real estate family. Marrying his extensive experience in real estate and his passion for helping disruptive technology companies scale, Ross founded SPMB’s Real Estate and Construction Technology Practice and continues to spearhead the firm’s efforts in shaping executive leadership teams in this fast-moving industry.
Ross grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Science where he studied Finance. He currently lives in the sometimes sunny Outer Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and traveling to surf more!
What is your favorite book?
Dune by Frank Herbert.
What’s the most non traditional job you’ve ever had?
During my sophomore year of college I wrote reviews for and photographed concerts in the Boulder Area. It was an awesome “job”. I gained an appreciation for the amount of behind the scenes work that goes into stage production.
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I have been fortunate enough to step foot on 5 of the Earth’s 7 continents. As a next step, I’d love to visit Antarctica or the South Pole. These areas offer some of the least hospitable conditions to life on Earth and have been predominantly unaffected by human beings.