“We have a belief here that the work we’re doing is changing the world.”
John Rudd approaches his role as CEO & President of SolutionsIQ with a deep passion for people and relationships. His high-level priorities include ensuring that we are adhering to our core values, confirming that we are taking continual steps to achieve our vision, and building a community that people want to be a part of. As the chief evangelist of SolutionsIQ, it is John’s goal to enable organizations to bring humanity to the workplace and to help create environments where people can pursue and achieve their passions.
John and Charlie Rudd have built a family business in more than one way since acquiring SolutionsIQ in 2006. Around that time, they became early adopters of the agile method and pivoted the business to focus on the agile consulting practice. Their bets on agile paid off and the business has grown into the premier agile consultancy providing a comprehensive service offering. It is John’s responsibility to oversee the ecosystems within the company and ensure we are evolving our business so that we can continue to perform and thrive.
Prior to his time at SolutionsIQ, John built a career in finance, investment banking and consulting. Marrying his passion for finance and agile methodology, he was an early pioneer in the development of consulting practices around agile portfolio management. He loves the broadness in his role at SolutionsIQ, which enables him to interact with all areas of the business and to keep in touch with our ever expanding community throughout the country and around the world.
John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota, and a MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a big history buff, a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan, and above all he enjoys spending time with his wife, his three college-aged children and their dog Elmer.