Hailing from Chicago, Ross Mac is an Ivy League graduate who has dedicated his life to democratizing access to financial education. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, leading him to a career on Wall Street, where he honed his expertise on Morgan Stanley's coveted sales and trading desk. His career journey brought him back home to Chicago, where he joined GCM Grosvenor, a leader in alternative asset management with $75 over billion in assets.
Moving back to Chicago helped Ross reconnect with his roots and sent him down a path of service. Seeking to uplift urban communities through financial empowerment, he launched Maconomics, a digital content series that blends education and entertainment to share insights on the world of finance. Maconomics aims to fill a critical void by offering digestible and relatable financial education to those traditionally underserved by the financial industry.
Today, Maconomics has evolved into a production company that successfully bridges Wall Street and Main Street, making finance accessible to the masses. His work has resulted in content partnerships with Revolt TV, BET, Complex, and The Street, as well as educational content production for companies such as SoFi and EarlyBird.
Recognized as one of today’s most influential financial educators, Ross has been featured in a range of media outlets including Forbes, CNBC, Bloomberg, ABC, Chicago Sun Times, Yahoo Finance, and Black Enterprise. He was recognized as a McDonald's Game Changer, enabling him to provide financial education to the nation's top high school athletes that play in the McDonald’s All American game.
Most recently, Ross was featured on the big screen across living rooms nationally, as a star in the top rated Netflix documentary, “Get Smart With Money.” In the film, Ross uses his life experiences and Chicago upbringing to help a young NFL player transform his spending habits and introduces him to a life of investing.