Senior Advisor – Business Support
Wayne Grover serves as a Senior Advisor to Business Development and Client Services at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.
Before joining the corporation, Wayne was the Founder, and President of You Are Not Alone Gifts LLC. Wayne also was a Partner and Head of Investor Relations, Marketing, and Business Development for Pennsylvania-based hedge fund Downtown Associates for over a decade. Prior experience includes serving as Vice President Institutional Equity Sales with Merrill Lynch in Chicago, IL, and numerous roles with Lehman Brothers in New York, NY, and Chicago, IL, including Vice President Institutional Equity Sales, Institutional Sales Trader Municipal Bonds, and Associate Trader Government Bonds..
Wayne holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business of DePaul University and received a B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, where he also majored in Finance. Wayne currently sits on the Fundraising Advisory Board for Soffos.ai. He has also served as a Partner and Member of the Board for Social Enterprise Greenhouse of Rhode Island and was head of the committee for the SEG Loan Fund. He also was a member of the Steering Committee to establish the Mid-Atlantic Hedge Fund Association and served on the Board of Directors. While working in Pennsylvania, Wayne served as an elected official as Township Supervisor for Londonderry Township, PA, and as Director and Treasurer of the Brandywine Polo Association.