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Rich Ruggieri


Where are you from?
Born and raised in New Jersey

How did you get started in your career?
After graduating from Rider University, I began honing my accounting skills in cost accounting for Fortune 500 companies, which gave me a deep understanding of the importance of the budgeting, planning, and accountability processes. At BASF and Mallinckrodt, I was the youngest accounting professional to achieve manager and controller level.

What’s your superpower?
I enjoy creating order out of chaos and improving the bottom line through creative thinking and the ability to motivate those around me to reach their full potential.

What’s something you’re most proud of in your career?
As Acting CFO in several bankruptcy cases, such as the Fred Leighton Jewelers’ $180M bankruptcy, I uncovered fraud by the company owner and worked with the DOJ in prosecution.

What’s your favorite sport?
I’m an avid hockey fan all year round!