Michael E. Rossi


Michael Rossi joined Shorenstein as a consultant in 1994 focusing on organizational development and succession planning.  In 2017 he became co-chairman, working closely with Brandon Shorenstein to oversee and guide the strategic direction of the company.  He is chairman of the company’s executive committee and a member of its investment committee.  Mr. Rossi was a founding member of the company’s advisory board and served as a consultant to the company focused on succession planning, business planning, compensation practices, and organizational development.

Mr. Rossi is a retired vice chairman of BankAmerica Corporation, serving from 1993 to 1997. Prior to serving as vice chairman, Mr. Rossi was BankAmerica’s chief credit officer. Prior to that post, he held various executive positions.  From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Rossi was chairman and CEO of Aozora Bank, taking it public in November 2006. He also spent eight months as chairman of GMAC/ResCap.

Mr. Rossi is the senior advisor to the San Francisco 49ers, chairman of the board of the Claremont Graduate University, senior advisor for Jobs and Economic Development for the Governor of the State of California, chairman of the California Workforce Development Board, and a director of the California High Speed Rail Authority.  He is a former chairman of the board of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Lifesavers, the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, Visit California, and the American Diabetes Association of California.  He also served on the President’s Campaign Cabinet for University of California at Berkeley, was chairman of the board of the Special Olympics Committee of Northern California, board member of the Thunderbird school of Global Management, board member of the National Urban League, board member of Union Pacific Resources, board member of Blue Lynx Corp, member of the nominating committee of the Bankers Association for Foreign Trade (BAFT) and a past president of the board of BAFT.

Mr. Rossi earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.