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Charles Rutstein

CEO, Risi; Past COO Forrester Research

Currently, Charles Rutstein is the CEO at RISI, a leading provider of proprietary data and insight to the forest products industry.

Before RISI, Rutstein spent 14 years at Forrester Research – most recently as COO. He was added to Forrester’s Board of Directors in 2011. Under Rutstein’s leadership, Forrester experienced a revenue and earnings increase of more than 200 percent, while the research firm’s stock outperformed the NASDAQ by a wide margin.

Rutstein joined Forrester from Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services, where he helped to devise and implement the technology strategy for many of the firm’s largest clients. During his tenure at the firm, he wrote a best-selling book, Windows NT Security.