Stephen Ranzini is president of Ann Arbor based University Bank, and with Islamic finance company University Islamic Finance Corporation.

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Ranzini is a graduate of Yale, and as a student there, was co-founder of The Yale Herald, a weekly newspaper. He has been the head of University Bank since 1988, and was named a Community Banker of the Year by U.S. Banker Magazine in 2006. He has served on the former Ann Arbor Housing Policy Board and was director and treasurer of Project Joshua, a non-profit economic development agency formed by 54 churches in Washtenaw County. His interests include ancient American history, bicycling, foreign languages and violin. As a youth, he attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen for seven summers.


Stephen Ranzini, president of Ann Arbor-based University Bank, was recently awarded a second patent in his role as chairman of Berkley, Mich.-based Jove Corp. for technology that offers a different way of securing financial transactions online.