Gary Torgow

Gary Torgow

Detroit, MI, USA

Gary Torgow is an author, businessman and community leader based out of Detroit, Michigan.

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Gary Torgow has written two books, Holy Warrior and Raising the Bar, both of which chronicle or feature the lives of influential spiritual leaders in his life. Currently, Gary is the Founder of the Sterling Group, a real estate, management, and investment company. He is also the Executive Chairman of TCF Financial Corporation. The financial holding company, based in Detroit, Michigan, had $47 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2019. They also have a top 10 deposit market share in the Midwest. The group's banking subsidiary, TCF National Bank, provides its customers with a wide variety of services including consumer and commercial banking, trust and wealth management, and specialty leasing and lending products. Their clients can find them at 500 different branches spread throughout the US. Torgow was also the Chairman of Chemical Financial Corporation, the holding company for Chemical Bank. They were then acquired by TCF Financial Corporation and took on the name. Chemical Bank previously merged with Talmer Bank, of which Gary was the Chairman and Founder. In addition to his work at TCF Financial Corporation, Gary Torgow is part of the Board of Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Business Leaders of Michigan and the Detroit Downtown Partnership. He is also a Trustee and Board member of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, and is on the Foundation Boards of Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University. He is also a Trustee on the Board of Touro College, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, and is the Senior Vice President of the Orthodox Union and the Board President of Detroit’s largest Jewish Day School, the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah. Most recently, he was elected Chairman of the Mosaic United Steering Committee. The Mosaic United Steering Committee is an Israeli Jewish Initiative for the benefit of the Diaspora Jewry.Torgow has also won several awards. These include the NAACP’s Fannie Lou Hamer “Keeping the Spirit Moving” Award, the Wayne State University Law School Outstanding Alumni Award, and the Frank A. Wetsman Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. He graduated from Yeshiva University and went on to receive a degree from Wayne State University School of Law. He is a member in good standing of the Michigan Bar Association.You can find his books, Raising the Bar and Holy Warrior on Amazon. In these books, he shares about some of the people who have impacted his life and faith. Brief but impactful, they are sure to encourage and inspire you. In addition to being an author, Gary has also been a featured speaker at some of the nation’s most notable institutions. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. You can learn even more about Gary Torgow by visiting his website or finding him on LinkedIn.

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English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Judaism
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Portfolio (2 selected works)

Holy Warrior, Rabbi Avrohom Abba Freedman

Ventures Press, 2007 Gary Torgow

A Portrait of Strength and Determination

A Portrait of Strength and Determination

Raising the Bar: The Collected Writings of the Chosson Torah, M. Manuel Merzon

M. Manuel Merzon

My cousin Manuel Merzon, was an exemplary Jew and human being. He was a true "Chosson Torah." Small in physical stature, quiet in demeanor, seemingly retiring in manner, he was a giant of a person of iron will and divine purpose who persevere

My cousin Manuel Merzon, was an exemplary Jew and human being. He was a true "Chosson Torah." Small in physical stature, quiet in demeanor, seemingly retiring in manner, he was a giant of a person of iron will and divine purpose who persevere