Brad Zelinger joined the RSRT board 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 $500,000 in its first two years for research and increasing Rett Syndrome awareness in Chicago.
Brad began his career in New York in investment banking at Moelis & Company. He then returned to Chicago, where he grew up, to work in private equity at Madison Dearborn Partners. He graduated with high distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and matriculates to Harvard Business School in August 2016 to pursue an MBA.