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  • Welcome to the Ruder Group

    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


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      Chrissy is the Principal and Owner of the Ruder Group.  She's been with RG for over 12 years and brings over 16 years of experience, in both furniture and architectural product sales, to her leadership role. Chrissy is passionate about the industry and excited to be a part of it's evolution! 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 and is a valued resource in the industry. Prior to joining RG as the Managing Partner, Katey served as the director of A&D and Marketing at a local dealer.  She is a designer by trade, and her range of experience serves an independent rep group well. Katey lives with her husband, two young boys and dog, Otis, in the west suburbs.
    • Brad Scelfo

      Brad Scelfo


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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. He's our resident Furniture Extraordinaire! 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. She started her career as an interior designer which has equipped her with a well-rounded understanding of her client's needs. Alyssia is involved in several industry organizations and currently serves as the Co-Director of Milwaukee City Center on the IIDA Board. 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 dog, Winnie.

    • Cedric Smith

      Cedric Smith

      Project Manager

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      Cedric has been with RG for over 12 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, daughter, son and their dog, Stanley, live in Beverly.
    • Jaclyn Bata

      Jaclyn Bata

      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 collaborate with our A&D, dealer and contractor clients. Jaclyn is dedicated to providing top tier service to our customers! She lives with her boyfriend and their dog, Benny, in Chicago.