Ruth is President of Kellick & Associates, an LBM industry advisory firm. Since 2000 Kellick & Associates has been advising clients on strategy formulation and implementation; LEAN process improvement; business profitability; restructuring and mergers & acquisitions. With clients throughout North and South America, Australia, Europe and India, Ruth and her team work with companies ranging in size from $4 Million to $2+ Billion. Nearly half of the Top 50 LBM dealers are clients.
Ruth is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for ProSales magazine and writes for several industry publications including ProSales, LBM Journal and The Lumber Co-operator. She is a recognized lumber and building material industry expert and a frequent speaker at regional and national industry events. Before founding Kellick & Associates, Ruth worked for Bill Lee and Builder Marts of America. Prior to that she did international business development for both the US and Japanese governments. She’s lived and worked in Mexico, Ireland, Germany and Japan.
Ruth is a graduate of Lake Erie College (double major in History and Foreign Languages) and the University of Tennessee (MBA, logistics & supply chain concentration). When not working, Ruth can be found on her horse farm in North Carolina.