Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Robert Ruckh Joins Ackerman Board

Robert Ruckh joined the Ackerman Institute Board of Directors in December 2009.

Mr. Ruckh brings major, significant financial experience to the Board. With more than 27 years of experience in the field, he is one of the more experienced Transaction Advisory Services partners in Ernst & Young’s New York office. He joined Ernst & Young in 2002 after almost 20 years at Arthur Andersen in audit and transactions practices.

Mr. Ruckh's primary private equity clients include Lindsay Goldberg, CCMP Capital, Cerberus and Onex. His corporate clients include General Electric. Mr. Ruckh's transaction specific experience includes work in industrial and consumer products and services, distribution businesses, healthcare, service businesses and technology. In addition to direct platform investments made by private equity clients, Mr. Ruckh has also worked with the management teams of many portfolio companies. He has participated in diligence projects in more than 15 countries, and has extensive experience with SEC securities offerings and 144A private placements of both US and non-US companies.

Before joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Ruckh helped start Arthur Andersen's Transaction Advisory Services practice. Prior to that, he worked in Andersen's audit practice for 12 years, serving a number of Global 1000 and other multinational clients.

Mr. Ruckh is a 1982 graduate of Fordham University and a former Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Fordham University Schools of Business.

He lives in Pound Ridge, New York with his wife Shari and daughter Amelia.

"We are thrilled to have Robert Ruckh join the Ackerman Board," Lois Braverman, President of the Ackerman Institute, commented. "His interest in our work is very strong, and his expertise in finance helps strengthen the Board significantly."