Joint program between KPMG LLP and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business identifies and assembles select group of entrepreneurs leading high growth, private companies
DENVER, CO – 5/1/2017 – Faction, based in Denver, today announced that Luke Norris has been selected as one of QuantumShift’s Top Entrepreneurs in America for 2017 by KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. QuantumShift assembles up to 40 founders, owners and CEOs of private, high growth U.S.-based companies to boost their development through an intensive, five-day learning, networking and collaboration program featuring sessions with Ross School of Business faculty and talented industry professionals.
“I am excited to be included in a program with such great leaders as we tackle the challenge of growing our organizations,” said Norris.
Luke Norris and Faction were selected to be part of the QuantumShift 2017 class by the Michigan Ross QuantumShift Admissions Committee having demonstrated a strong track record for revenue growth and future growth potential. This collaborative project between KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group – the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm – and the University Of Michigan’s Ross School of Business offers CEOs access to an exclusive peer-to-peer Fellows Network focused on ongoing problem solving, development and mentorship in addition to the intensive program.
“We were impressed by the fantastic growth Luke Norris has accomplished for Faction and believe it is vital to acknowledge and foster this growth,” said Brian Hughes, National Leader, KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group. “This company’s track record demonstrates what we look for to cultivate in our QuantumShift program.”
“The QuantumShift program recognizes the achievements of high-growth entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game, and helps them lay a groundwork for the future,” said Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. “We’re looking forward to working with Mr. Norris and Faction, and we are excited to see what they accomplish.”
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About KPMG LLP
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About University of Michigan: Ross School of Business
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society. Housed within Michigan Ross, the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies is a leading center for entrepreneurial thought leadership and engagement.
QuantumShift is a joint program between KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business that is rooted in sustained learning, networking and collaboration. Each year founders, owners and CEOs of private, U.S. companies are vetted through a nomination and application process reviewed by the Michigan Ross QuantumShift Admissions Committee. Candidates with an established revenue base of at least $20 million showing a strong record of revenue growth and a clear pathway for continued growth are selected and are eligible to participate in a week-long program to learn from distinguished Ross School of Business faculty members and a wealth of other talented professionals. Additionally, participants who complete the program gain access to an exclusive peer-to-peer Fellows Network focused on ongoing problem solving, development and mentorship.