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  • Welcome to the Rüder Group

    Founded by Matt Ruder in 1998. At the Ruder Group, we are passionate about what we do, inspired by an industry of innovation, problem solving and creativity. Our part is to serve our clients with premier furniture and architectural products and an elevated customer experience. An experienced team of industry professionals, we’re here to offer expertise and knowledge through the design and construction process. Simply put, we’re here to make your job easier.

    Our Team

    • Chrissy Thompson

      Chrissy Thompson

      Principal

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      Chrissy is the Principal of Ruder Group and has been with RG for over 12 years. She is passionate about the design industry, and brings over 16 years of experience, in both furniture and architectural product sales to her leadership role. Chrissy is excited about the opportunity to craft the future of RG 2.0! She lives with her husband, son and dog, Doc, in Chicago.
    • Katey Spicer

      Katey Spicer

      Managing Partner

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      Katey brings over 16 years of experience to her role at RG. She has spent the last 9 years developing the A&D team at a local dealership as well leading marketing efforts, sales, and project execution.  She is a valued resource in the industry. Katey lives with her husband, two young boys and their dog, Otis, in the west suburbs.
    • Brad Scelfo

      Brad Scelfo

      Partner

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      Brad has a background in fine arts and brings that creativity to his work with the A&D community. As Partner in the Contract Furniture division of RG, Brad offers extensive product knowledge and unparalleled customer service. Brad lives in the suburbs with his husband and their toy poodle, Dolly.
    • Alyssia Magnuson

      Alyssia Magnuson

      Contract Furniture and Architectural Products Representative

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      Alyssia covers the states of WI and MN for the Rüder Group. Prior to joining RG, she practiced interior design which has equipped her with a well-rounded understanding of the industry. She is the Co-Director of Milwaukee City Center on the IIDA Board and she resides in Milwaukee with her husband, daughter and their pup, Nash!
    • Carrie Hahn

      Carrie Hahn

      Contract Furniture and Architectural Products Representative

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      Carrie has over 17 years of experience as an interior designer in both New York and Chicago. Carrie also worked as a corporate account manager for a furniture dealer in Chicago prior to joining manufacturer sales in 2017. Carrie's breadth of knowledge and experience make her an invaluable member of our team. Carrie lives in the city with her husband, two boys and dogs, Neenu and Winnie.

    • Cedric Smith

      Cedric Smith

      Project Manager

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      Cedric has been with RG for over 11 years and has been an intregral part of the growth of the company. He provides insight, direction and technical support to projects at any phase. Cedric is a true resource to his team members and our clients. Cedric, his wife, two children and their dogs, Pedro and Stanley, live in Beverly.
    • Jaclyn Lash

      Jaclyn Lash

      Project Manager

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      Jaclyn is an interior designer by trade and brings both design and sales experience to her Project Manager role at RG.  A rare balance of creativity and organization, makes her the perfect fit to service our A&D, dealer and contractor clients. She lives with her boyfriend and dog, Benny.