Charles Rutstein is the chief operating officer of Forrester Research. He oversees Forrester's global operations and works with Chairman and CEO George F. Colony to implement the company's worldwide strategy. Through his tenure, Charles has directly managed nearly all of the company's primary offerings, including research, consulting, events, and Forrester Leadership Boards. He has been a member of Forrester's executive team since 2006 and joined Forrester's board of directors in 2011.
Previously, Charles served as president, Forrester Americas, overseeing Forrester's largest geographical segment in North, Central, and South America.
Charles joined Forrester 12 years ago from Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services, where he was a principal consultant. As a member of the Price Waterhouse Global Systems Solutions Center, he helped to devise and implement technology strategy for many of the firm's largest clients. During his tenure at the firm, he wrote a best-selling book, Windows NT Security.
Charles was named one of the distinguished members of the 2011 Young Global Leaders, a community of young executives selected by the World Economic Forum. In addition, he has achieved wide visibility through exposure in global media, including ABC, Bloomberg, Canadian radio news, CNBC, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, and numerous business technology publications.
Charles holds a B.A. in economics from Hobart College and an M.B.A. in strategic and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.