Dr. Vanessa Ruda Seiden Joins RHR International’s Chicago Office

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RHR International (“RHR”), a world leader in executive and organizational development, announces the appointment of Dr. Vanessa Ruda Seiden, Ph.D., to the position of partner in RHR’s Chicago office.

Vanessa has deep experience in the areas of C-level succession planning, executive selection and development, building high-performing senior teams, and strategic change leadership. She has worked with clients across a variety of industries and throughout the world, ranging from small, family-run businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

“Vanessa is very skilled at working with senior teams on leadership issues across industries, and we are thrilled to have her join the RHR Team,” said Tom Vitro, the central region leader for RHR International.

Prior to joining RHR, Vanessa worked for Ruda Cohen & Associates, a Chicago-based executive management and communications consulting firm established in 1979. She began her career with Ruda Cohen in 1997, and she has been running the business since 2010. In addition, Vanessa is a faculty member of Northwestern University, where she teaches strategic change management in the Master of Science in Learning & Organizational Change program. She also serves as a thesis advisor to graduate students, overseeing their coaching fieldwork, with a particular focus on Hogan assessment tools.

Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


RHR International is a global firm of management psychologists and consultants who work closely with top management to accelerate individual, team, and business performance. RHR focuses on four key areas of client need: Board & CEO Services, Senior Team Effectiveness, Executive Assessment, and Executive Development. For more than 70 years, the company has met the specific needs of CEOs, top management, and key leadership talent. It does this by challenging the assumptions, beliefs, and behaviors that constrain performance, but in a way that executives can hear—with empathy as well as candor.

RHR has a presence in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit www.rhrinternational.com.

Contact: Joan Miller RHR International +1 617 283 9640

Source:RHR International LLP