Jeannette Schwartz-Ruttan

Jeannette Schwartz-Ruttan learned how a company operates from the ground floor, which has proven useful as she now runs two companies from top to bottom and everywhere in between. She began her career holding receptionist, administrative assistant, and then executive assistant positions. Observing and learning from people’s work habits and management styles enabled her to grow and develop her own set of skills that have become essential to her binary roles.

She serves as chief operating officer of Winding River Consulting. In this role, she manages infrastructure and resources, serves as client relationship manager, collaborates with consultants, and oversees meetings and seminars, including its Managing Partner Bootcamp

Jeannette also serves as the executive director of The Advisory Board, a distinguished industry think tank offering a unique multidisciplinary approach to CPA firm practice management. She is responsible for the financial and operational success of its annual, proprietary practice management conference, Winning is Everything!, promoting, administering, and evaluating the three-day event.

  • English Literature, Xavier University
  • Electronic Media, The University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music