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Donald H. Ruse

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Management Department

Department:     Management

Additional Titles:     Faculty Advisor, UT Office of the President, Strategy and Transformation Managing Partner, Bryant Park Partners LLC

Headshot of TEE faculty member Donald Ruse.
Headshot of TEE faculty member Donald Ruse.

Don Ruse is a seasoned executive with an extensive track record of helping C-level executives and global organizations develop and implement strategies that enable scale and drive profitable growth. Don has served as a trusted adviser to over 57 organizations, partnering with them to successfully address new growth opportunities, cost and profitability pressures, and large-scale business transformation challenges. He has deep expertise in strategy, organization design, business process improvement, organization governance, 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.

Don is the Founder and Managing Partner of Bryant Park Partners LLC. Bryant Park Partners is a management advisory firm that specializes in helping companies scale and profitably grow by intentionally designing their organizations to execute strategy. Prior to Bryant Park Partners, Don was a Partner at Axiom Consulting Partners for 12 years and a Managing Partner at Sibson Consulting for 14 years. Before moving to professional services, Don spent 12 years as a practitioner and manager working for Honeywell, Mobil Oil, The Quaker Oats Company, and Lennox International.

Don currently is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at McCombs where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior and leading people and organizations.  Don also functions as a Faculty Advisor to the Office of the President—University of Texas at Austin.  In this role Don works with university leadership to implement UT’s Change Starts Here strategic vision.

Don received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and his Executive MBA through TRIUM, a joint program offered through NYU Stern School of Business, London School of Economics and Political Science, and HEC Paris.