After obtaining his Ph.D. from MIT, he spent 25 years at Bell Telephone Labs, all but 5 of those years in research. After Bell Labs he founded the first of three companies to market his software. In 2008 he founded his current startup, RHC Software.
In his long and varied career Rudd has written in dozens of languages for dozens of systems, and led teams of between 10 and 50 software engineers. Along the way he has distilled valuable insights into the processes of software design and the management of software teams. His passion lies in designing innovative solutions to difficult problems and in mentoring individuals and teams.
Rudd enjoys working with people to help them solve problems. Most of his accomplishments have stemmed from recognizing a problem, seeing how computers can help solve it, and mentoring a team to build the solution. Rudd currently works as a consultant and mentor. See the Services page for more information.