Chris Ruttle

Chris joined StudentBridge on April Fools’ Day, an auspicious date to begin any new venture. He’s led a varied [aka. eclectic/interesting] professional life. He cut his teeth during a 25 year career with GE holding significant functional roles in finance (CFO), operations (up to 2,000 people), sales & marketing ($800m) across Asia, Europe and Latin America. In addition, Chris was pivotal in over half a billion dollars of M&A activity.

Balancing his big company experience Chris has a passion for entrepreneurial ventures,  He takes a keen interesting in scaling companies.

Hailing from Cincinnati, since college he has spent most of his time in Texas, Indiana and Latin America. He landed with his wife and two children in Atlanta in 1996, just in time to take in the Olympics.

Chris enjoys exploring new places, family time, working out and reading non-fiction. He especially enjoys trivia-based games – his son would like to see him on Jeopardy someday.

If you spend time with him, be prepared to experience Cincinnati Chili, craft brew IPAs, the Reds and Bengals (in spite of many poor seasons), and the pot of gummy bears on his desk.

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