Founding partner of Rockbridge Growth Equity in Detroit. Rockbridge is a private equity firm focused on investing in fast-growing technology-enabled service businesses with enterprise values in the range of $100 to $200 million. Rockbridge currently has investments in Purchasing Power, Connect America, Account Now, Protect America, and Northcentral University, and is affiliated with other businesses in the Rock Ventures family of companies in its target sectors, including Quicken Loans, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Title Source, and Fathead. Under Prokop's leadership, Rockbridge has put about $300 million of equity capital among its portfolio companies and recently acquired Triad Retail Media, which creates digital retail media programs for companies such as eBay and Walmart. A frequent speaker and panelist on private equity, he recently spoke at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He has written numerous articles on business strategy, private equity, and public policy issues that have been published in the Journal of Private Equity
and in a book edited by Harvard Business School's Robert Kaplan, among other publications. Previously, Prokop was a managing director at Questor Partners $1.1 billion private equity fund. He has also served as an engagement manager with McKinsey & Co., an international strategy consulting firm. Prokop's recognitions include Buyouts
magazine's "Turnaround of the Year" award, which is presented to the private equity sponsor that engineered the year's most dramatic turnaround. He has also been named one of Michigan's 40 under 40 by Crain's Detroit Business
. Prokop serves on several boards of private and publicly-traded companies, including Pulte Capital, One Reverse Mortgage, Northcentral University, Protect America, and others. He has been a leader in initiatives aimed at fostering competitiveness and a new economy in Michigan, including the board of the Citizens Research Council, a public policy think tank. He was involved in Michigan's Road to Renaissance effort, a private-public sector economic development initiative, and is vice chairman and on the executive committee of New Detroit, recently leading the board's strategic planning. In 2008 and again in 2010, Prokop was appointed co-chair of Michigan's legislative commission on governmental efficiency, a private-sector commission established to recommend structural changes to the state's budget. He was appointed by the former governor to serve on a commission to evaluate regional economic development strategies. Prokop received his bachelor's degree in business administration with distinction from Georgetown University, where he was the first student appointed to the university's Board of Governors. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago, graduating summa cum laude and top of his class.