Shashi Mara,  Founder & Chief Executive Officer

 Shashi's first watch, a gift from his grandfather

Shashi's first watch, a gift from his grandfather

Shashi has a perpetual passion (and some might say obsession) for Swiss timepieces that began with his first watch - a gift commissioned by his grandfather to celebrate Shashi's birth. Today, this watch still holds great meaning since it's a reminder of one of the values he inherited from his grandfather: success comes to those who study hard and work hard. 

Shashi honed his ability to distinguish the nuances of fine craftsmanship at a very young age. When Shashi set out to launch MaraWatch & Company, he realized that remarkable timepieces contain the smallest of nuances. He built a network of the finest Swiss watchmakers and watch aficionados to help his vision for the Wolverines Collection come to fruition.

As a former management consultant, Shashi has advised top corporations across the US, UK, Europe, and Australia.  Shashi earned full scholarships for both his graduate and undergraduate degree pursuits. He received his MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and holds a life membership with the Alumni Association. He received a BS in Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA). 

Shashi believes that formal and informal education at an institution with a strong community is formative to who we are and who we are going to be. One of the defining moments of Shashi's Michigan experience was the rush he felt the first time he walked into The Big House. The Wolverines Collection is his opportunity to pay homage to the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

Read more about Shashi in the Spring 2013 issue of the Ross Dividend Alumni Magazine.