"I have had the honor to observe Dave educate GE executives, over the past 20+ years, on a multitude of topics including foreign exchange and commodities risk management. Dave is simply the best at making complex topics operational and practical. He has a unique teaching ability to communicate to all the relevance of whatever the topic is. This ability to simplify the complex without loss of detail is a skill very few instructors actually have. His ratings in GE Crotonville's advanced finance and risk programs, have consistently been outstanding. You do not survive at GE Crotonville without being exceptional over the long term.
As a finance professor at Fairfield university and president of TRI Corporation I have worked with leading companies, 14 of the Dow 30, all over the world in executive education and would rate Dave as not only a subject matter expert, but an educator I would bring to any of our global clients.
If you want to stay in the real world of meeting financial commitments via the application of practical tools and need world class education, Dave Rusate is right for you."
— Dr. Thomas E. Conine, Jr.
President, TRI Corporation and Professor at Fairfield University
“I asked Dave to speak to some of my former clients about the commodity risk management process he developed. The clients from various industry segments enjoyed the presentation and implemented some of the best practices recommended by Dave. He has deep domain expertise and market intelligence that will benefit most company’s Sourcing organizations. His foreign exchange knowledge is advantageous when managing commodity risk. I strongly endorse Rusate Capital Management.”
— Peter Burnside
Former, Managing Director Barclays Commodities
“I have known David for over 20 years and have observed the thoughtful detail that he put into developing a world-class foreign exchange exposure management program at the General Electric Company. His artful use of risk management tools coupled with his clear understanding of all types of transactional, net income, balance sheet and contingent exposures would make him a valuable resource for companies facing foreign exchange risk.”
— Lora Robertson
Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs
"Dave supported me and my teams in Mexico and Asia by implementing foreign exchange best practices. He provided my commercial teams with valuable foreign exchange market insight and subject matter expertise to substantially enhance the businesses incremental other income and cash flow from operating activities on numerous commercial transactions. Dave also worked with the Sourcing team to reduce the businesses cost of goods sold as well as eliminating currency risk for our suppliers. He has the innate ability to simplify complex theories and market rhetoric so that non-subject matter experts can understand this challenging topic and use the best practices to drive improved top line and bottom line results."
— Kirk Hachigian
Former GE Vice President and Country General Manager
"I wouldn't even think about letting one of our portfolio companies reduce our Forex or commodity exposure without talking to Dave Rusate. It is a pleasure to have him readily available and to work with him."
— Nick Lewin
Partner - Crown Predator Holdings
"I am an Executive Search Consultant for many years and lead the Financial Officers Practice for a mid-size global firm. One of my areas of expertise is Corporate Treasury. In that capacity I have known David Rusate for more than 20 years.
He is one of those special people who always rises to the occasion and is responsive to challenges in each situation. His knowledge base is broad with an unmatched level of excellence in areas of currency, commodities and derivatives among his many other areas of expertise.
From an experience perspective I would be hard pressed to identify another treasury professional with the depth of his broad experience and the breadth of his expertise.
David is reliable, responsive and possesses a high level of customer service orientation. His global experience at such major organizations as PepsiCo and GE are matched by very few individuals. During the years I have had numerous conversations with his former subordinates who rave about him as a great person, leader and technical expert.
I am very comfortable in recommending David Rusate as an exceptional financial executive."
— Allen A. Geller
Managing Director, Raines International Inc.
"Dave worked directly for me for 10 years of his 25 year career as the Managing Director of Foreign Exchange and Commodities at the General Electric Company. His partnership with the Commercial Sales and Sourcing teams drove GE to take the direct currency risk from its customers and suppliers and manage that risk with great results. Some transactions of note are the purchase of a call option to hedge a significant foreign currency obligation that resulted in over $100 million of cost savings for a nuclear project. He also worked with the Commercial sales teams to repeatedly generate incremental other income and cash flow from operating activities with no currency risk for GE and its customers."
— James Bunt
Retired Vice President and Treasurer, General Electric Company
"I had the privilege of working with Dave for 15 years at GE. In my 35 years in corporate treasury I’ve not met anyone as accomplished in adding-value to business partners in FX, commodity and other financial risk management; Dave has that rare skill of cutting through complexity and laying-out practical, viable advice."
— Rob Farrow, FCT
Vice President Treasury and Strategy Planning, Itron Inc