Ross grew up in Cloquet, MN, received his BS in Electrical Engineering from DeVry Kansas City in 1987 and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA, in 1997. Ross has been an entrepreneur several times over, starting his first company while still in college and now including his current company, Dymedex Consulting, which he co-founded in 2007 to deliver strategic marketing insights to the medical industry. He recently spent 6 years at Medtronic leading global marketing for pacemakers and ICDs. His prior work includes management consulting, internet financial services, and the semiconductor industry, including living in Tokyo for three years.
Ross brings an array of business skills to the board, notably financial management and strategic planning. Ross spent six years on the MIT Club of Minnesota board, two as Treasurer and two as President, where he led an expansion of membership programs and updated the board’s structure. He spent three years serving on the DaVinci Board's Finance Committee before formally joining the Board as Treasurer in 2013 and being elected President in 2014.
Ross, his wife Mandy, and their two children reside in Fridley. Being an engineer and a pianist, Ross is a passionate advocate for both STEM education and the arts.