How Ross Freedman Built a Global Digital Consultancy
Ross Freedman has a resume that, from start to finish, is impressive no matter where you start: entrepreneur, prize winner, and co-founder of an award-winning company. Rightpoint has more than 800 employees In the U.S. and abroad. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Weiner Center for Entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of BUsiness.
Freedman has an unstoppable drive and entrepreneurship runs in his family. His mother was a school teacher and his father is an entrepreneur. Starting and growing a business was something that was in his blood from the start.
Born of Jewish descent to his German immigrant mother, Ross was an academic at school. His hard-working nature carried him through the long and arduous journey of start-up co-founder. Winning the EY Entrepreneur of the Year((TM)) in the Midwest region in 2015, and then the awards received by the company he co-founded set him up on a winning streak that has never ended.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in business and computer science in 1997 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he went on to practice software development at Advanced Technology Group within Arthur Andersen's Business Consulting practice.
The first business he co-founded with his college friend and business partner Brad Shneider after Andersen was a software development firm called Wired Matrix, based in Chicago and focused on the middle market.
In 2007, he co-founded Righpoint - again with Brad Shneider, raising $55 Million in 2015 from a prominent private equity firm in New York, Stella Point Capital, and subsequently acquired four companies from 2016 to 2018.
Rightpoint is now a globally recognized brand.
Freedman has yet to slow down as an entrepreneur. He continues to push creativity and tech innovation with an eye toward the future of digital as a pioneer and visionary in building breakthrough digital experiences. Freedman is currently a board member at Rightpoint and a member of the board of advisors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.