Brian Hermelin

Member, CEO Selection, Performance and Compensation Committee

Brian Hermelin

Brian Hermelin is a founding Partner of Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC.  He is also a founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm.  

Presently, he sits on the Boards of Directors of ePrize LLC, an interactive promotions company; Telemus Capital Partners, LLC, a wealth management firm; Northcentral University; Protect America, a home security and monitoring company; Connect America, a medical alert company, a direct to consumer insurance platform,  Purchasing Power, an e-commerce company, Rock Gaming, a casino gaming company, and Veritix, a leader in electronic ticketing for sports teams and entertainment venues and, an online university.

Brian previously worked in investment banking and for The DJS Group, a private merchant bank where he helped arrange and lead the acquisitions of the Steak & Ale and Bennigans restaurant chains.

Brian is involved with many non-profit organizations including Childrens Hospital of Michigan Foundation; a member of the board of governors for the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit; American ORT, where he is a Board Member; State of Israel Bonds, Board Member; and Congregation Shaarey Zedek where he is the immediate past President.

Brian earned his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan.