About Dr. Ruggiero
Dr. Louis Ruggiero is an inspirational performance-driven servant-transformational executive leader with proven global success at commercialization execution, general management, board director governance and board advisory in the life sciences, medical device, and technology-based consulting industries. A passionate cross-functional creative collaborator with high learning agility and business acuity, effective communication and emotional intelligence, and ability to develop and foster long-term client relationships, Dr. Ruggiero’s notable competencies include:
C-SUITE EXECUTIVE, a turnaround professional who has led organizations to rapid and substantial increase of their EBITDA and sales growth in multiple market segments. Vast domestic and international experience in Dow component, privately held, and entrepreneurial business sectors, leading companies with revenues of $2M - $1.2B.
STRATEGIC, ACTION-ORIENTED EXECUTIVE with proven ability to effect positive change, solve critical business challenges, and transform organizational culture while dramatically improving employee engagement and leader development.
COMMERCIALIZATION EXECUTION LEADER who has consistently delivered double-digit revenue growth by cultivating loyal customer relationships, optimizing global sales force and channel effectiveness, performance management and robust operating processes, and negotiating complex multi-year distribution, supply, and licensing agreements.
AREAS of EXPERTISE
Revenue & EBITDA Growth | Sales and Marketing | Customer Relationships | Business Strategy | Transformation | Leadership Development & Executive Coaching | P&L Management | Goal Alignment & Accountability | Strategic Partnerships | Crisis Leadership | Board Director & Governance
Integrity, Accountability, Honesty, Customer-centricity, Selflessness, Collaboration,
Self-improvement, Respect, Passion, Trust, Professionalism
Dr. Ruggiero joined Collagen Solutions plc as Chief Business Officer & Executive Board Director in 2018 from Pearson Clinical Assessments where he had served as Senior Vice President of Sales, driving global revenue to $240M. Previously, Dr. Ruggiero spent 12 years as a senior executive and Board Director in the orthopedic device industry. Under his leadership as Chief Commercial Officer of Hely & Weber Orthopedics and Ossur Americas, for a period of five consecutive years, the companies posted double-digit revenue growth. As Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Corporate Officer, and President of DJO Global, revenue increased from $180M to $1B, with the firm’s share price rising from $10.55 to $50.25 ― culminating in a successful liquidity event with the sale of the company to Blackstone Private Equity.
Prior to entering the orthopedic device arena, Dr. Ruggiero served as President, CEO & Executive Board Director of Titan Scan Technologies, an early stage B2B company that developed and marketed electron beam technology for medical device sterilization and bio-agent remediation. Notably, Titan Scan was awarded the State of Ohio Governor's Award for outstanding service mitigating the bio-terrorist effects of Anthrax on the US Government. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ruggiero served in various leadership roles of increasing responsibility at GE Healthcare from 1990 to 2000, where he also earned his Six Sigma Certification.
A Summa cum Laude graduate of St. John's University, Dr. Ruggiero earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication & Public Speaking and Political Science. He was later awarded an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a Corporate Governance Director Certification from UCLA John E. Anderson School of Business, and a doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University. Dr. Ruggiero currently serves as Non-Executive Director, Secretary & Treasurer for Stardust Building Supplies, Non-Executive Director for The International Federation of Women, Chairman & CEO for Grangecroft Consulting LLC, and Adjunct Professor at Grand Canyon University Colangelo College of Business.
Dr. Ruggiero is based in Phoenix, Arizona.