Treasurer of the Board of Directors
Robert Ruckh serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
After a 39-year career in professional services, Mr. Ruckh retired from Ernst & Young in October 2021 as Senior Partner in the Strategy and Transactions practice where he worked with many premier global private equity firms, their portfolio companies and Fortune 50 companies. He was previously with Arthur Andersen where he was part of the team that started Andersen’s transaction advisory services practice.
Currently, he is a Senior Adviser to Brightstar Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on partnering with exceptional families, founders, entrepreneurs and management teams where the firm can drive value creation.
During his professional career, he led or had direct responsibility for nearly 1000 transactions, ranging from start-up and growth capital investments in founder and sponsor-owned businesses to multi-billion dollar, public and private cross-border M&A transactions, IPOs, financing transactions, recapitalizations, divestitures and carve-outs, as well as working capital mechanisms and disputes. He has led teams on the ground in over 20 countries and early in his career he had secondments in Northern and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Ruckh graduated in 1982 with a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University.