Frederick (Shad) Rowe joined the Board of Directors of The Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2007. He founded Greenbrier Partners, a Dallas-based investment fund, in 1985.
Prior to founding Greenbrier Partners, Mr. Rowe was president of Rowe & Company, Inc. Investment Brokers / Bankers which he founded in 1978.
Mr. Rowe is a member of the Investment Committee at Texas Health Resources, a former trustee of the Employees Retirement System of Texas, and a former chair of the Texas Pension Review Board where he served for 12 years. Mr. Rowe co-hosts the annual Great Investors' Best Ideas Foundation symposium which he co-founded in 2007, serves as president of the Investors for Director Accountability Foundation, is a member of the Executive Committee of Texans for Lawsuit reform, and is a recently appointed member of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board.
Mr. Rowe's articles have appeared in Forbes, Fortune, Barron's, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, Texas Monthly and D Magazine. His comments have appeared in The New York Times, Bloomberg Markets, The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News and on CNBC and Bloomberg Television.
Mr. Rowe graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in History. After serving on active duty as a Junior Officer in the United States Navy, he earned an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Rowe and his wife of 41 years, Michele, live in Dallas. They have four grown children.