Charlie Ruffel

Managing Partner / Chairman


Charlie is responsible for external activities at Kudu including marketing, deal-sourcing, and capital raising. He was previously a co-founder and managing partner of Kudu Advisors, LLC, an asset management M&A advisor where he oversaw transactions in the target date fund, investment outsourcing, and defined contribution spaces. Prior to that he was co-founder and CEO of Asset International, Inc., a publisher and information service provider to the retirement, asset management, alternative investments, and securities services industries. At AI he founded PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, Global Custodian, and Chief Investment Officer magazines and various websites, data businesses, and conferences. He holds an MA from Cambridge University and an MS from Columbia University