Meet Our Panel
Jonathan Adams is the co-founder and President of SALIX, an award-winning business process outsourcing (BPO) and litigation support company based in Cincinnati. The company increases productivity and reduces costs for clients by providing holistic data life cycle solutions. Jon and his brother, Rob, started the business in their parent’s basement in 1999 and have served over 2,500 customers since they began.
Jonathan is a passionate and dedicated leader who finds innovative ways to solve problems and serve others. His leadership skills are well known, being awarded 'Forty under 40' and 'Gentlemen of Substance & Style' among other distinctions. He also shares his expertise and insight to enhance the community, serving in leadership roles with several non-profit organizations.
Larry Grypp is President of the Goering Center for Family & Private Business. Prior to joining the Goering Center, Larry held leadership positions with Western & Southern Financial Group, including serving as President and CEO of Columbus Life and Lafayette Life subsidiaries and chairman of Western & Southern’s Capital Analysts, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility with MassMutual Financial Group, concluding his tenure as Executive Vice President of MassMutual’s core business, Insurance and Financial Management. He has been a Trustee of Mercy Health since 2014. Larry is a past board member of Cincinnati’s Catholic-Inner-City Schools Education Fund and of the city’s Convention Facilities Authority. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the University of Cincinnati Economics Center and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Blake Roe is a CPA and partner with Plante Moran, specializing in audit and advisory services. Blake works closely with family- and foreign-owned businesses in manufacturing and the public sector, including municipalities, special government entities, water and wastewater utilities, and airports. He leads Plante Moran’s Cincinnati manufacturing team, is the regional leader of their municipal and Japanese business services practices, and the partner-in-charge of the firm’s national airport practice. He helped Plante Moran implement EOS, is an adjunct professor at the Lindner College of Business, is on the agency audit review committee for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the finance committee at the Heritage Country Club.