John Rutledge
Forbes columnist; Partner, Rutledge Capita

Dr. Rutledge is the Founding Managing Director and Chairman of Rutledge Capital. He has served as a special advisor to Kelso & Company, a private investment firm, and serves on the boards of directors of the Lazard Fund, the Amerindo Technology Fund, and a number of portfolio companies. He was on the economics faculty at Tulane University and Claremont McKenna College. He founded Claremont Economics Institute prior to Rutledge Capital. He worked with the US Treasury Department under William E. Simon and was one of the principal architects of President Reagan's economic plan in 1981. He writes a regular column for Forbes magazine, and has published several books. John is a frequent speaker and lectures on topics in economics, finance and capital management.
John holds a BA in Economics from Lake Forest College and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia.