Michael Ross

Lecturer, Organizational Behavior

Michael Ross

Lecturer in Management

Academic Area:

Research Interests

  • HR Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Global Large Enterprise Disruption
  • World of Work

Teaching Statement

Having spent over two decades in human resource roles at large global enterprises and more recently as an investor and advisor to disruptive HR technology, Michael Ross’ work focuses on the future of the world of work. This includes disruption to the human resource function and how employees will engage with employers in the future.


Ross is currently an investor and advisor to growth companies in HR technology and is the former chief human resources officer for Visa. In this role, he was responsible for managing all human resource functions in the organization, including talent management, staffing, compensation, and employee relations, as well as developing effective retention, diversity, and performance management strategies. Before joining Visa in 2013, Ross was chief talent and rewards officer for HP. Prior to joining HP, he worked in Merrill Lynch’s human resources division in New York and London. Additional experience includes working at Morgan Stanley as managing director of compensation and benefits and as senior consultant at The Segal Company. Ross began his career with NationsBank in Richmond, Virginia. He earned a BA in finance from James Madison University and holds an MSc in international employment relations and human resource management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Academic Degrees

  • MSc in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2004
  • BBA in Finance, James Madison University, 1992