Charles Rutstein is CEO at RISI, the leading provider of proprietary data and insight to the forest products industry. RISI is part of AXIO Group and is backed by private equity investors Electra Partners.
Previously, Rutstein was COO at Forrester research. Under Rutstein's executive leadership, Forrester's revenue nearly doubled, earning more than doubled, and the firm's stock outperformed the NASDAQ by a wide margin.
Charles joined Forrester from Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services, where he was a principal consultant. During his tenure at the firm, he wrote a best-selling book.
Rutstein has had wide exposure in national and international media, including The McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC, Bloomberg, Canadian radio news, CNBC, NBC, MSNBC, and NPR.
Charles holds a B.A. in economics from Hobart College and an M.B.A. in strategic and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.