A graduate of Ohio University, Ross attained a dual major in Finance and Management Information Systems. While obtaining his degree, Ross worked on garnering experience through internships in both Athens and abroad. As an undergrad, he worked as an investment analyst for a local financial planner for two years, and in his senior year, he took on a second internship within the College of Business’s CSSC to develop and execute the role as its first data analyst. Ross also undertook two international work experiences, the first in Italy, where he helped develop a market entrance strategy for a STEM toy manufacturer. He then spent a summer living in London, where he worked as an intern for The Omerta Group, for which he helped develop data-driven strategies to help locate and recruit top-tier talent for global financial institutions.