Michael W. Ferro, Jr.


Michael W. Ferro, Jr. is chairman and CEO of Merrick Ventures, LLC. As the founder of Click Commerce, Ferro was an early pioneer of enabling business to business commerce over the Internet. He is a director on the board of trustees of The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, The Field Museum, The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Northwestern University and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Ferro also serves on the boards of Children’s Memorial Hospital and The Northwestern Memorial Foundation. He is vice chairman of the World Health Imaging Alliance, a board member of the Economic Club of Chicago and a member of YPO and The Commercial Club of Chicago.

Appointed in 2008 by the Trustees Committee