October 31, 2014
Ann Arbor, MI – Eugene A. Miller, Non-Executive Chairman of McKinley announced yesterday at its 10th Annual Bankers Event that Marc Weiser was voted unanimously by the board to become the company's next Non-Executive Vice Chairman. Mr. Miller discussed the importance the board has played with regards to corporate governance since it was formed in 2001, and the solid partnership and relationship that exists between Marc and Albert M. Berriz the company's President and CEO.
"McKinley has had a successful 46 year track record, and Marc and Albert are the leadership partnership that will take us into the future," said Mr. Miller. Albert M. Berriz added, "Marc's becoming Vice Chairman lays an important foundation block for our future, and further solidifies the long term partnership that exists between the Weiser and Berriz families in the management and ownership of McKinley."
Marc Weiser is Founder and Managing Director of RPM Ventures, a seed and early stage venture firm focused on information technology. Marc is currently involved with the boards of Automatic, BountyJobs, Glyde, Mojo Motors, ShareThis and Xtime. He is also responsible for the firm's investment in SoFi. Previous investments include: Applimation (acquired by Informatica - NASDAQ:INFA), OpenLane (acquired by Kar Holdings - NYSE:KAR), R4 Global Services (acquired by Verisign - NASDAQ:VRSN), RiverGlass (acquired by Allen Systems), and TetraVitae (acquired by Eastman Chemical- NYSE:EMN).
In addition to his board roles for RPM and McKinley, Marc serves on the National Advisory Board of the University of Michigan Computer Science Engineering Department and Wolverine Venture Fund at the University of Michigan. He is the recipient of the University of Michigan Alumni Distinguished Service Award for his efforts in founding the Center for Entrepreneurship, the TechArb (student accelerator), and the Masters in Entrepreneurship (a joint program between the College of Engineering and Ross School of Business). Additionally, he and his wife Mary are leading the creation of the Food Allergy Center at the University of Michigan. This Center will provide national leadership and a path to a cure for those that suffer from food allergies. He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a BSE in aerospace engineering and an MBA with highest honors.