Rafi Musher is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stax Inc. Under Musher’s leadership, Stax has grown to become an internationally-recognized strategy consultancy serving the world’s largest corporations and private equity firms.
Musher also leads the Stax Development Corporation (DevCorp), which he founded in 2011. Stax DevCorp creates new companies, joint ventures and buy/build investment strategies to address critical and sizable market needs. Stax DevCorp’s portfolio companies are a blend of traditional businesses and double bottom line companies focused on effecting sustainable, positive, social impact. Musher serves on the boards of four Stax DevCorp portfolio companies: BeneStream Inc., Credifi, Edco and Ultra Testing.
Since founding Stax Inc. in 1994, Musher has advised senior executives on a broad range of issues including corporate strategy, profit improvement, competitive positioning, leveraged buyouts, investment, divestment, and due diligence/M&A. Musher regularly counsels clients across a number of key business sectors including agriculture, business services, consumer/retail, education, energy/environmental, financial services, healthcare, industrial and technology.
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 Israel & Co., a non-profit organization working with more than 50 leading MBA programs globally, bringing current and future business leaders to Israel to get a firsthand look at innovation at its peak.
Musher is a popular speaker and thought leader on corporate innovation and venture philanthropy. His work is regularly published in media outlets such as The Deal, The M&A Journal, Forbes.com, Fortune.com, Public Utility Fortnightly’s Spark, and Chain Store Age. Musher is frequently a guest lecturer at business schools and philanthropy conferences discussing topics such as social ventures and impact investing.
Musher holds a B.S. in Communications and Advertising from Boston University.