Jewish Federation names Rob Granick as COO

Rob Granick

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has named Rob Granick vice president of operations/chief operations officer. Granick, who has more than 20 years of executive-level business experience, will start with Federation on Dec. 2.

“Rob is an excellent addition to our team,” says Andrew Rehfeld, president and CEO of Federation. “He brings high-level financial planning and strategic expertise that will be of use to all Federation departments; in time, he will be available on a consultative basis to other agencies and organizations. As the former board chair of the Saul Mirowitz Day School–Reform Jewish Academy and as a board member of Federation in Durham, N.C., Rob starts with extensive knowledge of our community and the Federation system. He’ll contribute greatly to our commitment of creating solutions to the growing and changing needs in our community.”

Rehfeld says Granick will oversee Federation’s internal operations, including facilities, community security, IT and HR. He will also spearhead and manage the project of identifying and organizing shared services to save the community money and build in efficiencies. 

Granick says it is the right time to meld his professional entrepreneurial experience and his involvement in the Jewish community as a lay leader. “I am excited about this opportunity to contribute to an organization that has been a cornerstone of our community for more than 100 years,” he says. “Federation has a fresh outlook, an openness and willingness to embrace new ideas. I am thrilled to bring my experience working with organizations to align objectives, build community bridges and operational efficiencies to Federation.”

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Granick, who is originally from California, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has executive experience with several companies, including MGI Freight, Propper International, S & R Sport, Nortel and Progressive Insurance. He was the president of the Board of Trustees at Saul Mirowitz Day School–Reform Jewish Academy and spearheaded the initial work that lead to the school’s merger with Solomon Schecter Day School. He lives in Creve Coeur with his wife, Debbie, and his three children, Jacob, Amy and Talia.