Principal

Nicole Ru

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”
H.E. Luccock
Industry Experience

Life Sciences

Financial Services

Expertise

New Product & Service Development Learn more

Program & Project Management Learn more

An engineer by trade, Nicole is happy getting under the hood to understand how things work, and always finds ways to improve an operation and make the engine run more smoothly.
With over 10 years of experience working in corporate strategy and operations, Nicole has helped clients reduce inefficiencies, improve profitability, and craft global strategies.

Some of her favorite roles have involved re-engineering business processes, negotiating partnership agreements to mutually beneficial outcomes, and helping an Internet start-up launch quicker and smarter.

Nicole is actively involved in Acquis’s New Products and Services practice, working to bring ideas from concept to market. She also contributes to Acquis’s insights and perspectives, having co-authored the paper, “Innovation in Established Companies: Making It Work.”

Before joining Acquis, Nicole worked in corporate strategy at Cushman & Wakefield and at DLB Associates, an engineering consultancy. Nicole has a Bachelors of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Nicole lives in NYC with her husband and children where they enjoy their search for the perfect slice of pizza and the restaurant with the best outdoor seating.
Insights

Established companies must learn to innovate to survive in today's world

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