Mr. Ruth is CEO of Mergence Global, a global boutique management consulting firm deploying teams in five countries with clients in more than 13 countries, across four continents. He is trusted advisor to some of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity and data technology executives including Israeli start-up technologists and fortune 500 CISOs and CIOs.

Mr. Ruth was the longest serving board member of GTA, appointed by two consecutive governors. In this capacity he collaborated on the founding of the Georgia Cyber Center – an unprecedented partnership with the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense U.S. Cyber Command for cybersecurity and data privacy innovation. He was the 2016, honorary chairman of the BDPA National Technology Conference and recognized by James Magazine as one of the most influential Georgians for two years in a row.

Mr. Ruth is a Georgetown University graduate with a master’s degree in technology management and an alum of the TRIUM Executive Master of Business Administration program, where he attended London School of Economics. He is married to Dr. Kathleen Ruth. They have three kids and reside in Atlanta.