Brett Petruzzi, Founding Partner, Named Denver Business Journal Forty Under 40 Winner

40bpetruzzibrett-304xx2848-4272-0-8As a strategy and management consulting firm, RAS & Associates helps client acquire the knowledge and capability to grow and succeed.

The Denver-based consultancy does those things through a strategy it calls Consulting Reimagined, which means being innovative and “bringing our A game every single day,” says co-founder and Managing Partner Brett Petruzzi.

Petruzzi and partner Rob Swanson started RAS in 2008, at the beginning of the Great Recession, and since then have doubled annual revenue, built staff to 25 people and achieved a 90 percent client retention rate. Those clients include aerospace/defense, manufacturing and energy companies, for which RAS offers advice in areas from supply chain and strategy to marketing.

“Our hypothesis when we started the firm is big companies don’t care if they’re working with a small consulting company,” Petruzzi said. “They just want focused teams that drive results.”

A Pittsburgh native with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, Petruzzi has been in consulting more than 15 years, starting with industry giant Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN). Colleagues recognize him as “an advocate for business growth” and “a true leader.”

He and RAS also are community leaders, supporting nonprofits such as the Tennyson Center for Children, ACE Scholarships, American Heart Association and American Lung Association. Petruzzi says a big impetus for his nonprofit efforts are his two boys.

“A lot of charities we work with at RAS are centered around kids,” he said. “We have young families, so their issues hit close to home. We know how fortunate our kids are.”

This piece was written by Paula Moore, a writer with the Denver Business Journal. To view the original article, please click here.