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Ross Sanner

Associate Head of School & Advancement Director at The Orme School & President of Think Growth Consulting

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About Me

Ross Sanner is currently serving as the Associate Head of School and Advancement Director at the Orme School of Arizona. In the last three years Orme has more than doubled enrollment, quadrupled their annual fund and capitol giving. He has also brought National and Global PR to Orme.

Orme has recently been on Bloomberg TV, FOX, MPR and PBS national TV. Also they have been recently chosen as the #17th ranked Boarding School in the USA out of the top 50 ranked out of over 500 other schools.

Prior to his work in education, Ross Sanner has honed his professional skills in the financial sector. As an analyst with Goldman Sachs, he worked in Mergers and Acquisitions where he honed his cooperate business skills.

Sanner's first experience in education came as the Athletic Director for the Hyde School. Before long, he was made Dean of students, followed by the Executive Director of Enrollment and Advancement.

Sanner recently founded Think Growth Consulting in 2015, with the mission of helping businesses find smart investments and growth opportunities. His team also helps source and help with M and A opportunities and or seek Venture Capitol to continue or start a business venture. Visit ThinkGrowthConsulting.com for more information about the services that Ross Sanner and his team offers.

He is also active in several nonprofit organizations, ranging from the National Autism Association to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Cast for a Cure, Coastal Conservation Association and Harvest Hope Food bank.

Ross Sanner also loves spending time outdoors with his family, especially in the mountains of New England. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, where he maintains his hobbies of hiking and fly fishing.

Current work

Ross Sanner currently serves as Associate Head of School for the Orme School in Phoenix, Arizona. As Associate Head of School, Sanner continues the work that he started as Director of Advancement, working on improving the school's enrollment, finding sources, of funding, and acting as spokesperson for the media attention that Orme receives. Outside of his work at Orme, Ross Sanner owns his own consulting company, Think Growth. The company was inspired by Ross's work in both traditional and nonprofit sectors, and he aims to assist both with investment and harnessing growth opportunities. The financial work he provides covers a variety of verticals, working to make businesses and organizations more efficient and raise funding.

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  • Think Growth Consulting

    • 7/2014 - Present President & Founder
  • Orme School

    • 7/2014 - 1/2017 Director of Institutional Advancement
    • 1/2017 - Present Associate Head of School
  • Globalpundits, INC

    • 8/2013 - 8/2014 Director of Global Business Development
  • The Hyde Schools

    • 1/2006 - 8/2013 Executive Leadership Team
  • Goldman Sachs

    • 1/2006 - 1/2007 Analyst / M & A Advisor