About the Author:
Ms. Ruth Stanat — President & Chief Executive Officer
SIS International Research
Ms. Ruth Stanat is the Founder and President of SIS International Research. Since 1984, SIS International has provided assistance to organizations with strategic planning, market research reports, market expansion or business development studies and ad hoc research for answers to specific business issues. SIS International Research is also a recognized worldwide leader in providing customized tracking for competitive intelligence. Ms. Stanat is a Charter Member of the Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals and a recipient of the SCIP Fellows Award.
During 1990-1993, Ms. Stanat personally traveled and expanded the SIS International organization, which spans over 120 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Ms. Stanat is the founder of the concept and implementation of “corporate intelligence networks.” In her first book, “The Intelligent Corporation,” published by AMACOM, the publishing division of the American Management Association, 1990, Ms. Stanat provides a methodology for the implementation of corporate intelligence networks.
Ms. Stanat is also author of “Global Gold – Panning for Profits in Foreign Markets,” published by AMACOM, 1998. This book is a guide on how to succeed in international markets. It contains contributions from over 30 authors from Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. It also contains the marketing successes and failures, cultural dos and don’ts and a complete reference guide. Her third book, “Global Jumpstart – The Complete Resource for Expanding Small and Mid-Sized Businesses,” was published in January 1999, by Perseus Books. This book instructs small businesses ($1 million – $100 million) on how to expand their business globally.
Ms. Stanat has been a guest lecturer for management programs at General Electric, Eli Lilly, Southwestern Bell, Corning Inc., Alphabet Corp., Citibank, Kraft General Foods International, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Elf Acquitaine, Quest International and Glaxo Holdings. Ms. Stanat conducts in-house seminars and speeches for corporations on the topic of global research and competitive intelligence. Ms. Stanat was formerly a Vice President of Strategic Planning for the Chase Manhattan Bank, a Senior Planning Officer of the Mars Corporation and has held senior marketing and strategic planning positions with International Paper Company, Spring Mills, Inc. and United Airlines.
Ms. Stanat has made several media appearances on CNN Financial News, CNN Airport Channel, CNBC, NBC Biznet, Nations First Business, WCIU-TV, Business News Makers and WTLK-TV Daybreak. On radio, she has given interviews on the topic of global business expansion. Specifically, she has given interviews on Bloomberg Business Journal and Tracking Business Leaders. Ms. Stanat has been featured in Time Inc., Sales & Marketing Management, Industry Week and Working Woman Magazine.
Ms. Stanat has been appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve a three-year term on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) committee for the Pentagon. The DACOWITS committee is comprised of 34 civilian members from throughout the United States, selected on the basis of achievements in business, their professions and in civic affairs. The Secretary of Defense appoints members for a three-year term, without compensation, to advise him on matters relating to the effective utilization of women in the services. Ms. Stanat is also a member of the Breton Woods committee.
Ms. Stanat has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in Europe. She is conversant in French and German. Ms. Stanat holds a BS degree from Ohio University, graduating Cum Laude, and was a member of Phi Gamma Mu honorary society. She also holds an MA degree in Psychology and Statistics from New York University, Phi Beta Kappa and an MBA degree in Finance from New York University, Beta Gamma Sigma honor society (Phi Beta Kappa equivalent).