More than 100 employees around the world strive for excellence in everything from bicycle assembly to donor acknowledgement.
Brian Benzer, Chairman Brian is VP of Corporate Development at SRAM Corporation, where he has worked since 1995. He advises line managers on strategic, legal, and tactical matters and oversees human resources, corporate administration and investor relations. Brian works with the President to identify, negotiate, and integrate acquisitions, most recently Zipp and Quarq. Brian earned his BA in English Literature from the University of Michigan (1988) and his MBA, Economics and Strategy concentration, from the University of Chicago (2001).
Stanley R. Day Jr. Stan is Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board of SRAM Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of bicycle components. Founded in 1987, the company has become the largest bicycle component supplier in the US and second-largest in the world. Stan has spent significant time living in Asia and traveling the world while developing SRAM. Stan earned his BS in Business at Tulane University and his MBA at Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Anthony Fitzhenry Anthony is founding member and Executive Director of Qhubeka, a non-profit promoting socio-economic development in South Africa by mobilizing people with bicycles. Anthony founded the largest IT distribution company in Africa, Axiz (Pty) Ltd, where he developed an Employee Ownership Trust, which allows employees to own, democratically influence and benefit from the company's growth. He is a founding member and director of Inqolobane, The Employee Ownership Association Africa, which fosters entrepreneurial democratic equity participation. Anthony was named ICT Personality of the Year (2006) by the Computer Society of South Africa, and the South African State Information Technology Agency named Anthony one of 15 ICT Legends (2009) for his contribution to ICT in South Africa.
Michael Herr, Treasurer Mike is Chief Financial Officer of SRAM Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of bicycle components. In this role, Mike is responsible for the worldwide finance, accounting, tax, and MIS functions of SRAM. A Certified Public Accountant, Mike began his career in public accounting before working at GE Capital. He is an avid cyclist.
Bob Perkowitz Bob is Managing Partner of VivaTerra, LLC and ecoSalon, LLC and a partner in Arqua Equity Partners, LLC; he has been President of organizations with revenues reaching $600 million, including Cornerstone Brands, Smith+Noble and Joanna Western Mills. Bob founded ecoAmerica and serves on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund. He received a BS in Social Thought from Lake Forest College and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. An avid cyclist, Bob has pedaled across North and South America, Australia, Europe and part of Asia.
Todd Ricketts Todd joined the Chicago Cubs Board of Directors when he and his siblings acquired a controlling ownership interest (2009); he also manages several startups and investments, including the Higher Gear bike shops. His career in the securities industry began at New York City-based NASDAQ start-up Knight Securities and continued with his family's businesses. Todd and his wife Sylvie actively support a number of charities, including Project Run America, Housing Opportunities for Women, The Cradle and the dZi Foundation. Todd graduated from Loyola University Chicago (1993) and attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.