Ruth Ross

“Engaged employees ignite growth.” It’s a philosophy Ruth K. Ross has believed in and practiced throughout her long career. She spent 30 years as a senior human resources leader at top Fortune 100 companies, including serving for ten years as an Executive Vice President of HR at Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco from which she retired in 2011 to start her own company, R Squared Resources, which is focused on the critical business imperative of employee engagement where she works with companies and individuals to identify employee disengagement and create strategies for reengagement.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ruth held senior leadership roles in human resources at Charles Schwab in San Francisco and before that at Estee Lauder Cosmetics, American Express/Shearson Lehman Brothers and Citibank in New York City. She’s a respected thought leader in the areas of employee engagement, culture, employee relations, management development and merger and acquisition integration.

Throughout her corporate HR career, Ruth was seen as an integral business partner to her clients and coached or counseled hundreds of managers on their journey to be the best and most engaging leader they could be. She’s a frequently respected speaker at corporate and industry events and is the author of “Coming Alive: The Journey To Reengage Your Life And Career”.


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