Arnold S. Ross
1933 – 2014
Mr. Ross was Founder and Chairman of The Ross Companies and led the firm for over fifty years.
He was an advisor to CEOs, boards of directors, and compensation committees of a wide range of business entities, both public and privately held. He co-authored the book, Executive Employment and Compensation.
Clients valued Mr. Ross's experience in conceptualizing complex factual situations, balancing competing objectives, and marshalling the requisite professional talents to reach optimal solutions to difficult problems.
Under his leadership, the firm consistently responded to client needs for new and expanded services. An innovator, Mr. Ross kept the firm on the cutting edge in the many fields that comprise its practice, assisting clients in solving a multitude of business problems, rationalizing business and personal considerations, preserving capital, and facilitating intergenerational transfers of wealth.
He designed one of the nation's early Employee Stock Ownership Plans and established ESOPs for clients, advising on their use in raising corporate capital and structuring leveraged transactions as well as in succession planning.
Mr. Ross was a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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