Ross & Baruzzini Appoints John Desch as Chief Commercial Officer




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November 11, 2019

Ross & Baruzzini Appoints John Desch as Chief Commercial Officer

Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the appointment of John Desch as the firm’s first Chief Commercial Officer.

In this role, Desch will guide strategy for how the company interfaces with its clients in order to refine natural synergies that exist across the firm’s various markets and divisions and drive current and future growth. Having served as vice president of strategic business for Ross & Baruzzini for the past three years, Desch brings a unique understanding of the firm’s operational and business challenges. His extensive experience in sales, marketing, product management and strategy development will be integral in enhancing Ross & Baruzzini’s business development efforts.

William H. Overturf, III

“We are excited to have John move into this new position,” commented Ross & Baruzzini president William H. Overturf, III. “We have experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years and are currently in the process of aligning our resources and brands with our strategy and revenue goals. We look forward to his vision in guiding our business development strategies and positioning Ross & Baruzzini for long term success.”   

Desch brings more than 25 years of experience to this role. Prior to Ross & Baruzzini, Desch served in an executive position with United Hospital Services, a $500 million healthcare company, where he provided sales and marketing leadership. Additional experience includes Philips Medical Systems, Siemens Healthcare and HCA, where he served as the healthcare administrator with responsibility for professional services functions.

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John Desch

“The opportunities for Ross & Baruzzini are endless,“ commented Desch. “I look forward to working with our outstanding leadership and business development teams in this next phase of our development, driving long-term, profitable growth.”

Ross & Baruzzini, which has more than 400 employees, executes projects in more than 30 countries. It operates from headquarters in St. Louis with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Miami, New Haven, New York, Seattle and Mexico City.

About Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.

Founded in St. Louis in 1953, Ross & Baruzzini is an international technology consulting and engineering firm continually ranked among the top companies in the nation. It provides advanced solutions in the healthcare, government, education, transportation, corporate and mission-critical sectors. Earlier in 2019, the firm was cited as a “best place to work” by the St. Louis Business Journal. It is also a recurring Zweig Hot List company for fastest growing design firms in the U.S. 

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