NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business are pleased to announce the CEOs of high growth private companies who have been named QuantumShift 2017 Top Entrepreneurs in America.

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In its second year, QuantumShift recognizes and assembles up to 40 founders, owners and CEOs of private, high growth U.S.-based companies to aid their development through an intensive, five-day learning, networking and collaboration program. These CEOs have an opportunity to learn from talented industry professionals and distinguished Ross School of Business faculty. Following completion of the program members of this 2017 class become part of the QuantumShift Fellows Network, an exclusive peer-to-peer network focused on problem solving, development and mentorship.

The full list of CEOs selected as this year’s Top Entrepreneurs in America by QuantumShift can be found here:

“Success is not a given for any private company so the fact that these business leaders have achieved such incredible growth is an accomplishment worthy of acknowledgement,” said Brian Hughes, National Leader, KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group. “It’s vital to help foster this growth and cultivate an environment for these leaders to gain the tools and insights they need to further catalyze their growth.”

This year’s QuantumShift class represents dynamic, high growth sectors of the economy including technology, media and telecommunications, retail, healthcare and life sciences. As a group, these companies have a three year growth rate of 221 percent and have received nearly $1 billion in combined institutional funding.

“As startups mature and grow, their founders and CEOs face an entirely new set of challenges from the ones they conquered early on,” said Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. “The business leaders participating in this year’s program have proved themselves able to tackle any obstacle put in front of them, and we hope that QuantumShift will give them the tools and inspiration they need to grow even bigger and better.”

Visit to learn more about this year’s Top Entrepreneurs in America and follow conversations about the program using #QuantumShiftUS on Twitter.

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries.

About University of Michigan: Ross School of Business
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society. Housed within Michigan Ross, the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies is a leading center for entrepreneurial thought leadership and engagement.

About QuantumShift
QuantumShift is a joint program between KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business that is rooted in sustained learning, networking and collaboration. Each year founders, owners and CEOs of private, U.S. companies are vetted through a nomination and application process reviewed by the Michigan Ross QuantumShift Admissions Committee. Candidates with an established revenue base of at least $20 million showing a strong record of revenue growth and a clear pathway for continued growth are selected and are eligible to participate in a week-long program to learn from distinguished Ross School of Business faculty members and a wealth of other talented professionals. Additionally, participants who complete the program gain access to an exclusive peer-to-peer Fellows Network focused on ongoing problem solving, development and mentorship.