NobleBridge Wealth Management
- He was a 2004 Olympic Trials qualifier in track and field.
- First job was as record store salesman.
- Grew up watching NASCAR and was a big Dale Earnhardt fan.
With the soul of a teacher and the drive of an Olympian, Tyrone Ross has risen from an impoverished background to become an accomplished adviser and entrepreneur, known especially for his expertise in crypto assets.
Mr. Ross, the first one in his family to graduate from high school, credits his track coach with keeping him focused on school and developing his athletic talent, which he parlayed into statewide honors and participation in Olympic trials. College and graduate school followed, along with stints at wirehouses.
While he appreciates his outward success, Mr. Ross, a managing partner at Noblebridge Wealth Management, carries within him the trauma of poverty and strives not just for himself, but for other families born into poverty.
“I care about providing financial services for all people,” he said. “I have a larger book of those who can’t pay than those who do.”
Diversity should not just be about race and gender; it must include the poor, he said.
“For me, it’s important to get proximate to them to get them the help they need,” Mr. Ross said. “My life’s mission is to let people know they’re not being forgotten. The narrative needs to change that we don’t help the poor because they don’t have any money.”
— Deborah Nason