Bruce R. Ralph serves as a Managing Director for Reilly Partners. As an executive search consultant, Bruce has successfully led the recruitment of a wide range of general management and functional executives for privately-held and publicly-traded companies. His industry experience focuses on industrial products, consumer products, durable goods, and technology market sectors, and Bruce is especially skilled in defining and assessing distinctive organizational, cultural, and leadership competencies vital for success.
Prior to entering into executive search, Bruce spent more than twenty-five years in senior human resources management. He served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of specialty printer and asset tracking solutions. He also held senior human resource leadership roles with Danaher Corporation, Kohler Company and USG Corporation.
Bruce earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has participated in numerous executive development programs at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, including programs in manufacturing, marketing, general management and strategic planning.
An active leader in the Chicago business community, Bruce is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC). He has also served as a member of the Business Advisory Group for the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and as a volunteer mentor of young women professionals through Menttium Corporation.