Thomas Rudy is the Co-Founder and CEO of WhiteRock, an M&A and sports private equity advisory firm. In this capacity, he has appeared as an expert financial commentator on Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen (DAF), N-TV, N24 Der Aktionar TV und Inside Wirtschaft in Germany.
He is a Co-Founder and Partner in investment fund Capital R Investments as well as New York-based venture capital fund Elevate Innovation Partners.
Early Life and Education
Rudy has long been recognized as a symbol of perseverance and underdog success at Notre Dame football, appearing in multiple venture deals as well as serving on advisory boards at Salesforce, Gucci, Jumia Technologies, and Zuora. Additionally he co-hosts Point Forward podcast and is an owner of Leeds United FC in England’s Premier League.
Though some of Rudy’s struggles in the movie – like being cast as a minor character or playing the groundskeeper role – may have been fictionalized, Fortune, Rudy’s mentor character in particular is excellently performed and serves as an accurate reflection of who Rudy really was and his journey through life. Additionally, Fortune drives home his message that you should never give up your dreams!
Thomas Rudy is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Elevate Innovation Partners, an investment fund. Prior to that he worked at Citi Private Bank as part of their Sports Advisory Group assisting NFL, MLB, NHL and MLS team owners purchase or sell teams as well as finance expansion of their businesses.
As Nicholls State’s relief and pitching coach from 2010 to 2011, he led his team to record-low team ERAs each season, finishing 2013 as its lowest in 15-years history. Additionally, he appeared as a financial expert on Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen (DAF) and N-TV in Germany as well as on NBC’s The Money Show.
He has also written numerous books, such as The Business of Sports Technology and Entrepreneurship: An Insider’s Guide for Professional Athletes.
Achievement and Honors
Rudy is not only known for his research work; he is renowned for his teaching as well. Six times third-year Doctor of Pharmacy students voted him Teacher of the Year; three times by students majoring in BS Pharmacology/Toxicology also honored him. A dedicated athlete as well, Rudy completed several marathons and triathlons including Escape From Alcatraz together with his family.
Rudy serves on Xavier University’s board and as executive mentor to an incubator program. Additionally, he teaches business strategy, marketing and sales courses at their Williams College of Business.
Professor Yoram Rudy received the Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on November 8, 2019. At an award ceremony hosted by Chancellor Andrew Martin, Rudy presented his work while receiving this accolade.
He is a member of both the Rotary Club of Wall Street (for which he served as Co-Founder and Former President), Columbia University Alumni Representative Committee in Germany (of which he served as Co-Chair), Capital R Investments’s board, as well as serving on its advisory panel.
Rudy is an active investor in various tech startups including Coinbase, Dapper Labs, DataDog and Zoom. Additionally, he serves on the advisory boards of Salesforce, Gucci, Jumia Technologies and Zuora; co-owning Leeds United FC of England Premier League is among his many achievements.
Eleanor passed away at the Eastern Star Home in Bridgewater in 2022 and he is survived by his wife Arlene and children Kim Robbins and GT Hausner as well as cousins Gary Stroder of Idaho and Ray Wolfe from Utah, along with Wendy Muir and Corey Gunn from Utah as well as many grandchildren and friends.
Thomas Rudy has amassed an impressive net worth through hard work and business acumen, as an entrepreneur and businessman. Additionally, his successful investments have contributed significantly to his growing wealth.
Elevate Innovation Partners and Capital R Investments are investment firms which he co-founded and manages as co-managing partner. He previously worked for Citi Private Bank’s Sports Advisory Group where he assisted NFL, NBA, NHL and MLS team owners buy/sell/expand their teams as well as finance expansion plans.
Thomas has not provided much insight into his personal life to the media, so there is little clarity regarding his relationship status. It can be safely assumed that he is single as there have been no reported dating scandals or controversies surrounding him.