Ruth joined Rated People in September 2013 as a Product Owner and was promoted to Chief Product Officer in January 2015. Ruth has nearly two decades of experience in both the telecommunications and on-demand sectors, with an extensive and varied experience in the management of major/complex releases and deployment of IT systems, as well as establishing start-up billing systems, CRM, release management and product management. Ruth began her career consulting in Germany and the US for six years for various telecommunication start-ups, implementing and enabling business processes, as well as working to create and market own products. At Telekom Austria, Ruth was part of the release management team, planning and orchestrating the rollout of a fixed billing system. Working with the Ondemand Group as Technical project manager, Ruth led the implementation of new, on-demand video services. Ruth has worked extensively in Europe and the USA, with companies such as Samsung, Vodafone, Strateco, Eutelis and Mtel. Ruth holds a Diplom-Ökonomie Degree (MA Economics) from the Bergische Universität Wuppertal.