Brian Hermelin – Managing Partner



Brian Hermelin is Managing Partner and co-founded Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC, in 2007.  He is also a founding General Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm focused on creating technology businesses in Detroit; and, a principal of Rock Gaming, a casino gaming company with operations in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland.

Brian sits on the board of directors of several Rockbridge portfolio companies including:  Northcentral University, Protect America, Connect America, Purchasing Power, One on One Marketing, Triad Retail Media, Rapid Advance, and Gas Station TV.  In addition, he is a board member of Outbox AXS, a leader in electronic ticketing for sports teams and entertainment venues and of publicly traded Sun Communities, Inc., the nation’s premier provider of manufactured home communities and RV resorts.

For 15 years, Brian served as Chairman and CEO of Active Aero Group a leading air charter broker and logistics provider that also operates USA Jet Airlines, Inc., a privately held charter service provider for freight and passenger air transport. Some of his previous board positions also included ePrize LLC, a leading interactive promotions company, and Telemus Wealth Management.

Brian is involved with many non-profit organizations including Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, where he is trustee; Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit and Cranbrook Schools, where he is a member of their boards of governors; American ORT and State of Israel Bonds, where he is a board member; and, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, where he is Past President.

Brian earned his BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.