Author and Speaker Ed Ruggero has helped clients as diverse as the FBI, CitiFinancial, the New York City Police Department, Time, the CIA, Forbes, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, P & G, and Hugo Boss USA develop the kind of leaders that people want to follow.
Ed is the author of eleven books, including Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault Into Fortress Europe, July 1943, which became a one-hour docu-drama on The History Channel. Ed is also the co-author of The Leader's Compass, a fictional story of how one leader developed a personal leadership philosophy. His most recent book is The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day. Ed is a panelist for the Washington Post's On Leadership series and has been a guest speaker at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School. Ed serves on the board of trustees of Outward Bound's Philadelphia Center.
Following graduation from West Point, Ed was commissioned in the United States Army and served as an infantry officer in a variety of leadership positions. Following his military service, Ed pursued a career as an author, public speaker, and trainer. In 2007, Ed delivered a series of talks to business leaders in major cities throughout China. He also leads a Gettysburg and a Normandy Leadership Experience, where participants walk the ground of these great struggles to learn battle-tested leadership lessons that will help them meet their own challenges.