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Michael Gursha '10 (WHIT/NEW)

CEO
Rookie Road Inc.
Chair, Young Whitman Advisory Council

Michael Gursha is an entrepreneur, executive, board member and startup advisor. Gursha is currently the chairman and CEO of Rookie Road, Inc., a digital media technology company focused on creating unique and engaging educational content. Gursha became CEO in 2016 after serving as a special advisor to the founder. Prior to Rookie Road, Inc., Gursha was appointed as the inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He also co-taught a course called New Ventures in Media. Before Newhouse, Gursha was the vice president of strategic initiatives at Curemark, LLC, a New York-based biotechnology company focused on the treatment of neurological disorders. He also spent time working at both Google and Time Inc.

Gursha currently serves on various boards including New York On Tech, the Whitman School of Management and SXSW Accelerator. In 2015, Gursha won the Young Alumnus of the Year Award at the Whitman School. He also chairs the Young Whitman Advisory Council, where he was one of 16 founding members. Gursha graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a dual degree in both the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.