Elliot B. Ross, co-founder of The MFL Group, was previously head of McKinsey & Company’s worldwide marketing practice. During his 15-year tenure at that firm, he became its thought leader in proactive pricing management, authoring articles in several journals, including the Harvard Business Review. He has also written, lectured, and consulted extensively on strategy, competitive analysis, and sales force management. Mr. Ross currently serves on the Board of both public and private companies. Prior to founding MFL, Mr. Ross was President and a Director of State Industrial Products, a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemical and hardware products. He also led Essef Corporation (NASDAQ) as Chief Operating Officer and a director to four years of growth to over $300 Million (in excess of 34% per year) and a leading share position in each of its markets. He founded Inverness Partners and grew Inverness Castings Group (Co-Chairman and co-CEO) into a leading $70 Million tier I automotive supplier. He was selected by Inc. magazine as regional manufacturing entrepreneur of the year. He is a Director of The Stephan Company (AMX) and Dunn Paper and served as a Director and Chairman of the Board of Gevity HR, Inc. (NASDAQ). Mr. Ross holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science (Engineering) from The Ohio State and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.