Senior Advisor & Co-founder
Jack Ross is one of the co-founders of the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) and served as its first Executive Director. He now holds the position of V.P. North America for StemRad, Inc., a FIBA portfolio company with U.S. subsidiary headquarters based in Tampa, Florida.
Previously Jack served as the Executive Director of the Tampa Jewish Community Centers [JCCs] in Tampa, Florida, as well as the Project Director for development of the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center; a $30 million-dollar state-of-the art community, athletic, aquatics, cultural arts and early childhood education complex which opened December 2016.
Jack has also been an Entrepreneur involved with developing businesses in both the United States and in the State of Israel. In addition, Jack is currently a partner within a commercial real estate company in Trenton, New Jersey, which owns and operates commercial properties.
Jack is an Attorney licensed in the States of Florida and Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He was previously employed as an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Cohen & Foster, P.A. in Tampa, Florida, with the law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., in Rockville, Maryland, and as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Jack has lived in both the United States and in the State of Israel. In 1989, he immigrated to Israel and later served an abbreviated military service for new immigrants in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Accounts of his service are referenced in the book, Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror (Knopf Press) by Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent for the Atlantic.
From 1993-1996, Jack served as Academic Liaison under Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC. In the summer of 1998, Jack served as a Volunteer Foreign Law Clerk to the President of the Supreme Court for the State of Israel in Jerusalem, Justice Aharon Barak.
Jack has also served in various other capacities within Tampa Bay area community organizations including as the former Tampa Co-Chair and member of the National Executive Committee for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC]; as a former Member of the Board and Vice President of the Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation; as the former Tampa Chair for Israel Bonds and current member of its advisory board; as a current member of the advisory board of the Tampa area Jewish National Fund [JNF]; and as the current Chair of the Tampa-Ashdod Committee on the board for Tampa Sister Cities Committee, Inc.
Jack earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master of Arts in International Relations with a geographic concentration in Middle East affairs from the American University School of International Service in Washington, DC, as well as a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington, DC.