Greg’s Bio

Greg Ruf, Performance Acceleration Consulting

Greg has a degree in Finance and Economics from Bowling Green State University (cum laude) and worked in banking for 18 months after graduation. In the past 30 years, he has launched and financed seven, separate entrepreneurial ventures, six of which have been financially successful. He has been interviewed extensively by major business publications on global recruiting trends and has authored several white papers in this area.

In 1987, Greg founded Resume-Link, which was one of the first businesses to computerize the recruitment industry, specifically in the higher education market. Resume-Link’s three main business segments provided recruitment technology and outsourced services to more than 60 top global MBA programs, 70 of largest professional engineering membership associations and to many of the leading U.S. newspapers. In 1996, he landed venture capital to fuel growth and guided Resume-Link to a successful exit in 2000.

After selling Resume-Link to BrassRing, Greg tackled the task of running Resume-Link, along with six additional businesses that BrassRing recently acquired.

In 2002, Greg co-founded and funded Data Management Consulting (DMC), a technical consulting firm in the data management, integration and intelligence area. He also started Club Physique, an upscale fitness, wellness and personal training studio.

In 2003, he co-founded MBA Focus, which re-entered the MBA recruitment market that Resume-Link had successfully served through the previous decade, as well as Career Services, which provided recruitment technology to professional membership associations.

After helping grow DMC to more than 40 consultants, Greg sold his interest in DMC in 2008. Early in 2010, he sold his interests in MBA Focus (at a great profit) and Career Services, and left his role as CEO of MBA Focus.

In 2010, Greg consulted for QS, a London-based global higher education firm through which he was able to gain valuable global experience in the higher education market.

Also in late 2011, Greg joined Acceptd as Executive Chairman, consultant and investor. In a very short time, Acceptd became the global leader in University Fine and Performing Arts application and audition technology. More than 450 universities became Acceptd clients in its first several years of operations.

In 2011, he launched Robert Gregory Partners (RGP), an Executive Coaching and Leadership Development firm, which has 100+ coaches and consultants across the globe, and many Fortune 500 companies as current clients. RGP is a rapidly growing and profitable firm. Greg was actively involved in the RGP daily business where he oversaw the strategy and business development functions. In 2017, RGP was acquired by Franklin Covey and rapidly expanded RGP’s coaching to Franklin Covey’s clients worldwide.

In 2017, Greg founded the DCM Foundation, which is dedicated to helping patients and families, who have been diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy, through research, advocacy and education. He serves as the Board President of this foundation.

In 2020, he launched Performance Acceleration Consulting (PAC) to help entrepreneurs meet their business, financial and personal dreams.

Greg lives in Dublin, Ohio with his wife Brenda of 30 years and enjoys spending time with his grown children, their spouses and grandchildren. He also enjoys fitness training and many civic activities.