Edward Elliott’s (’67 B.B.A.) career as a certified public accountant has taken him from auditing to tax law to private equity investing. His business career began with the UM-Dearborn School of Management, where he participated in the co-op program. Upon his graduation, Elliott joined the firm of Touche, Ross & Co. Shortly after, he was called to serve in the United States Army. After serving and receiving his honorable discharge, he returned to Touche, Ross & Co, eventually becoming partner. In 1984, Elliot left Touche, Ross & Co. and co-founded the private equity firm of Franklin Enterprises, a private equity placement operation, where he remains active as a general partner.
Elliott has demonstrated not only excellence and outstanding leadership in his field, but also a personal commitment to service within his community. He has been an avid supporter of UM-Dearborn, serving on several campaign committees. He established the Betty F. Elliott Initiative for Academic Excellence Fund in honor of his beloved first wife, Betty, who passed away in 2002. Elliot remarried in 2011, and he and his wife, Nancy, now live in Tequesta, Fla.