Rafi Musher is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stax Inc. Since founding Stax Inc. in 1994, and starting the private equity practice in 1996, Musher has advised senior executives and private equity investors on a broad range of issues including corporate strategy, commercial due diligence, profit improvement and growth, data and analytics, major investments, and divestitures. Musher regularly counsels clients across key business sectors including agriculture, business services, consumer/retail, education, energy/environmental, financial services, healthcare, industrial, and technology.
Musher also leads the Stax Development Corporation (DevCorp), partnering with clients to develop new businesses and buy-build strategies. Stax DevCorp’s portfolio companies include traditional businesses and double-bottom line companies focused on effecting sustainable, positive, social impact. Musher serves on the boards of CrediFi, Ultra Testing, and Edco.
In addition to his work with Stax, Musher is engaged in numerous philanthropic ventures and currently serves on the board of The Bronx Lab School, an innovative NYC public high school with a focused mission of preparing 100% of their students for college. He is founder and Chairman of itrek, a nonprofit which introduces tomorrow’s leaders in business, STEM, law, and policy to Israel, helping them experience Israel firsthand.
Musher is a popular speaker and thought leader on private equity, corporate innovation, venture philanthropy, and utilizing data to improve for-profits and nonprofits. His work has been published broadly within industry and general business publications. Musher is frequently a guest lecturer and panelist discussing these topics, along with how emerging leaders can simultaneously develop their career and social impact.
Musher holds a B.S. in Communications and Advertising from Boston University.