Mark Ghafari

Mark Ghafari

Class of 2020

I am a Class of 2020 MBA graduate from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. I chose Ross' part-time program because of its similarities to a full-time program. I was able to learn from world-class professors in a world-class facility with a diverse cohort in only 2 years!  

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I currently serve as one of the members of the Board of Trustees for the college. While in school, I was a three-time captain of the Men's Varsity Basketball team and was a two-time Academic All-American. After college, I played professional basketball for the top team in Lebanon and competed in Europe, Asia and Africa. 

A few months after returning from overseas, I accepted an offer from an institutional consulting group at Merrill Lynch in Grand Rapids, MI to be a financial advisor. At the beginning of January 2020, I joined Strategies Wealth Advisors as a Director - Senior Wealth Advisor. In my role, I work to address the wealth management needs of both families, individuals and institutions. In the community, I am an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth in West Michigan. I previously was involved with Mary Free Bed Hospital, the 4th largest rehabilitation hospital in the country. I was the head assistant for their Wheelchair Basketball team.

Undergraduate Education

Kalamazoo College

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Undergraduate Major
Prior Industry
Professional Basketball