Connor Root joined Invest Detroit in July 2021 as the Associate Vice President, Portfolio Management. In this role, Connor manages a portfolio of loans consisting of small business, commercial and industrial, real estate and construction loans. Connor graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 and began his career working in small business lending for a small community bank, Ann Arbor State Bank. After a merger with Level One Bank, he continued in small business lending while expanding into a portfolio management role. Most recently he worked with TCF/Huntington Bank in middle-market commercial lending. He is an avid Michigan football and basketball fan, as well as a Detroit Tigers and Pistons fan.