In Memoriam – Professor Grant Rollin

In Memoriam – Professor Grant Rollin

Menlo College mourns the passing of Grant Rollin, Adjunct Professor of Accounting.  He died suddenly on December 30, 2016. Menlo College President Richard Moran referred to Professor Rollin as someone who made an impact on the College broadly, and in particular, on the students who were privileged to attend one of his classes.

Professor Rollin spent 18 years with Deloitte & Touche in its San Francisco office, including seven years as Partner-in-Charge of services to emerging entrepreneurial companies. His loyalty to Deloitte & Touche was evident in a recent letter he wrote to the editor of the Menlo Advantage regarding a story about a Menlo alumnus who accepted a job at Deloitte. He noted, “Speaking from experience…good choice.”

Professor Rollin held senior management positions in a number of Silicon Valley companies, including as a founding employee of the San Jose Sharks, the Chairman and CFO of Canna Group, and a co-founder of Certent (formerly EASi). He was also a founder and Chairman of Equity Administration Solutions, Inc., and a founding Chairman of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business International Committee. Professor Rollin received his MBA from Michigan State University, and his BBA in accounting from Western Michigan University.

The Menlo College community joins many others in the Bay Area and beyond in our expression of sorrow over Professor Rollin’s passing. Memorial service arrangements are pending.