Board of Director's Bios
Vic Greenstein – President
Vic Greenstein is currently the V.P. of Investments for Stifel Nicolaus, a New York stock exchange company. He is a member of the Securities Industry Association and a past boardmember of the baseline tennis club. Vic is presently active with Jewish Family Children Services bicycle program and serves as Chairman of Sponsor Israeli Athletes. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he earned a degree in business.
Matt Rinkey – Treasurer
Matt Rinkey is an investment consultant to individuals and institutions. Matt Grew up as an avid tennis player and received the bronze medal in boy's 14 doubles at the 1994 Maccabiah Games. He spent six weeks in Israel on a program thru USY (United Synagogue Youth) and currently resides in San Diego, California. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a focus on Finance, Investments & Banking from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Ross Greenstein – Founder
Ross Greenstein attended the University of Florida, where he was part of a top 10 ranked NCAA division one tennis program. He received a full scholarship and achieved the high honor of making the SEC all academic team. He is a USPTA certified tennis instructor and has been coaching tennis for 10 years all over the world.
Prior to college, Ross was the top ranked tennis player in Minnesota from the ages of 9-18. Ross finished his junior tennis career with a ranking of 23 in the United States. Ross was the 1997 Minnesota State High School Tennis champion, and also played on the varsity basketball team as a freshman where he was voted team MVP. Ross participated in multiple Maccabiah Games world wide including the games in Israel in 1997. He graduated from University of Florida in 2004 and Founded Scholarship for Athletes in May 2005.
Jack is 36 years old and the sales director at Liberty Carton Company, a fourth generation family business. Jack is involved with federation as young mens campaign director, Bethel Board, Boy Scouts Board and Big Willow Baseball Board. Jack and his wife Amy have 3 children.
Shai Ingber is a development attorney at Marriott International in Washington, DC. Shai played varsity squash and captained the varsity tennis team at Princeton University before attending Columbia University Law School. He spent 2001-2002 in Jerusalem, Israel clerking for Justice Mishael Cheshin on Israel's Supreme Court. Shai travels to Israel often and is active in the American Jewish Committee and other Jewish organizations in Washington, D.C. In the past, Shai would beat Ross regularly on the tennis court until Ross turned 15; then, the tables were turned forever.
Ellyn, a life long Minneapolis resident, graduated from The University of Minnesota (1977) with a degree in Social Work and a degree in Nursing from St. Mary's College in 1980. Ellyn has worked as a Registered Nurse at three Minneapolis area hospitals and currently works as a Real Estate sales agent with Coldwell Banker Burnet.
Ellyn is heavily committed to community service and has served on multiple boards. Some of her more recent involvements include: serving as the President (2004-2006) and VP (200-2004) of the Congregation at Temple Israel Synagogue, Board member (2002-2006) and VP (2003-2005) of the Sister Kenny Foundation, and Board member of The Bridge for Runaway Youth (present through2010).
Ellyn and her husband, Mick Belzer, enjoy all sports. They are personally active in tennis and golf and they love to travel. Currently they reside in Edina, MN and have eight adult children and six grandchildren.
Michael Zweigbaum is currently the President of Alliance Steel. He served as treasurer for the Institute of Scrap Recycling from 2000-2005. Michael is very active in the Jewish community as well. He served on the Board of Directors of Adath Jeshurun from 2000-2006 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Minneapolis Jewish Day School and Torah Academy. Additionally, Zweigbaum was the Minneapolis Community Kollel Visionary Award Winner in 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Dan Nestelbaum moved to the United States from Israel four years ago. He was born in Tel Aviv, and has played basketball since the age of seven. He played in Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Galil Elyon and from the age of ten, his dream was to play college basketball. After three years in the Israeli army he got recruited and moved to New York to play at NYIT. After one year, with the help of The Israel Bridge, he transferred to Northwood University in Michigan. Dan graduated from Northwood University in May, 2008 and now works and resides in Hollywood, Florida.
Don Gruenberg is the President of Thermal Care Inc., a division of MFRI, a public company. Thermal Care and Boe-Therm, its Danish subsidiary are distributors of globally manufactured industrial cooling equipment used in many industries. Their primary markets being plastics, graphic arts and laser. Don has served many years on multiple boards including: Midwesco Inc, MFRI, Boe-Therm, SPI (The Society of the Plastic Industry), Congregation Solel, and the Association Board in Lincolnshire, IL.