Founder/CEO of JDR Growth Partners and Author of The Bridge to Growth
Jude Rake is the founding principal of JDR Growth Partners, a consulting firm he launched to help corporate boards, chief executives, and their leadership teams achieve improved results and sustainable growth. Before founding JDR, Rake served in multiple C-level roles including CEO for eleven years. In each of these roles, he built and led successful leadership teams that fueled significant improvements in workforce engagement, collaboration, accountability, and results.
He has been recognized for leadership, creativity, and marketing excellence including Clio, Mobius, and Effie awards. Rake also received the Burnham award for innovation, and Advertising Age has named him a Top 100 Marketer twice.
Rake earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and has an M.B.A. in Marketing & Finance from the University of Chicago.