Stephen Polk

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Stephen Polk

Base Partner

Stephen Polk is President / CEO of Highgate, LLC. a private investment company in Birmingham, Michigan.

Throughout his career, Stephen has been highly successful in helping businesses achieve maximum results. After graduating from Denison University in 1978 with a BS Biology degree, Stephen worked as a research and teaching assistant at Northern Michigan University before taking a job with R. L. Polk & Co. in 1981.

Stephen held various positions throughout the Polk organization until he was elected president in 1990. He added the title of Chief Operating Officer two years later, and, in 1994, was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of R. L. Polk & Co., when the business was sold to IHS in July 2013.

Keeping active in local business and civic concerns, Stephen serves as Chairman of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cranbrook Educational Community, Vice President / Director for the Detroit Zoological Society, and is on the boards of the Automotive Hall of Fame, College for Creative Studies, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and The Nature Conservancy (Michigan). He also serves on the board of directors of Fifth Third Bank of Southeast Michigan, ReviverAuto, and Wiland Inc.

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