Rudy brings over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry having worked for AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent and most recently Nokia. He has broad vertical industry knowledge in government, education, healthcare, energy and transportation.
While at Nokia, Rudy was part of the CEO speechwriting team and collaborated on over 30 keynote speeches, townhall talking points, video scripts and blogs for CEO Rajeev Suri. Prior to Nokia, Rudy spent 15 years with Alcatel-Lucent in roles that included product evangelist, vertical industry marketing leader and regional communications director.
Rudy served four years as Alcatel-Lucent’s Asia Pacific Marketing Director for Vertical Industries, working in Sydney and Shanghai, where he developed marketing initiatives that drove a 25% increase in sales. He also spent two years as Asia Pacific Communications Director in Shanghai where he led a multi-national team that grew Alcatel-Lucent’s regional share of voice by 10% and increased the visibility of the regional CEO and his leadership team.
Rudy is passionate about creating stories, blogs and use cases that make technical topics engaging for business leaders. He’s an avid public speaker and member of Toastmasters International. Rudy also enjoys mentoring and coaching people to bring out their best and unleash their potential. He is the proud father of an amazing daughter and a veteran having served four years in the US Air Force.