Brad Zelinger joined the RSRT board of trustees in 2016. A strong and steadfast advocate and fundraiser for Rett research and RSRT, Brad is inspired by his adult sister, Marissa, who suffers from Rett syndrome. In 2015 Brad created and launched, along with his and Marissa’s parents, the Reverse Rett Chicago gala. The annual event has been highly successful, raising more than $1.5 million for RSRT over the last five years and increasing Rett syndrome awareness in Chicago.
Brad began his career in New York City in investment banking at Moelis & Company. He then returned to Chicago, where he grew up, to work in private equity at Madison Dearborn Partners. Brad holds an undergraduate degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and graduated in 2018 with an MBA from Harvard Business School.