Don Ruse brings over 30 years of experience and insight to helping C-level executives and global organizations develop and implement strategies that drive profitable growth. Don has served as trusted adviser to over 60 organizations, partnering with them to successfully address new growth opportunities, cost and profitability pressures, and large-scale organization transformation challenges. He has deep expertise in strategy, organization design, business process improvement and culture transformation. He has served clients across a broad range of industries with considerable experience working with leaders of innovation-based organizations in technology, materials science, and life sciences. Don’s global experience is extensive, having spent considerable time working in Asia, EMEA, and North America.
Prior to joining Axiom Consulting Partners, Don spent 13 years with Sibson Consulting. He helped establish and co-lead Sibson’s Talent and Organization Practice, managed Sibson’s Raleigh, NC office and served as an elected Managing Partner of the firm. Before joining Sibson, Don spent 11 years as a practitioner and manager in the areas of organization development, human resources and strategic planning. He held various management and consulting positions with AlliedSignal, Mobil Oil, The Quaker Oats Company and Lennox International.
Don speaks frequently on the topic of strategy implementation. He has shared his perspectives with such organizations as The Conference Board and the Institute for International Research. Don is frequently published and his work has included articles in Research and Technology Management, Human Resources Planning, WorldatWork’s workspan magazine and the Association of Manufacturing Excellence.
Don earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the TRIUM Program, a global executive MBA program sponsored by the London School of Economics, Stern School of Business-New York University, and the HEC School of Management-Paris. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
I was blessed with parents who raised me to dream big, work hard and follow my passions in life. I have found that helping companies clarify strategy and design themselves to successfully execute it is truly a rewarding experience.