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Farallon Consulting Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Posted on by Julie Norton
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Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. (Farallon) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Ruth as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective September 11, 2023.

Jeff has served in various leadership roles in the aerospace, air transport, and defense industries prior to joining Farallon, and he has extensive experience in operational excellence and process improvement. Jeff’s wealth of experience and commitment to environmental stewardship make him the ideal leader to steer Farallon through its next phase of growth and innovation.

Jeff developed his leadership and operational skills through an impressive 32-year career with the U.S. Navy, where he rose to the rank of Rear Admiral before retiring. He was a five-time commanding officer of units that include the 11-state Navy Region Northwest, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ, and an electronic attack squadron. 

Jeff earned a master of business administration from Colorado State University, a master of science in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a bachelor of science in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School, and the Naval School of Aviation Safety.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Jeff to the Farallon team,” said Amy Essig, Farallon Chief Executive Officer. “Jeff brings a wealth of experience, strategic insight, and a relentless commitment to excellence that fits in perfectly with our mission. He will bring fresh perspectives and a great deal of energy to our company culture.”

As COO, Jeff will oversee Farallon’s day-to-day operations, lead strategic initiatives, and work closely with the executive team to further enhance the firm’s reputation for delivering high-quality environmental consulting services to clients nationwide.

“Farallon is an outstanding organization with 25 years of unmatched technical excellence and superior client service,” said Jeff. “I am truly honored to join this remarkable group of professionals as their new Chief Operating Officer. Working together as a team and remaining true to an unwavering commitment to our clients and the environment, we will seize new opportunities, navigate new challenges, achieve new levels of success, and ensure that Farallon remains a leader in our industry.”

Jeff Ruth
Chief Operating Officer
(425) 295-0811

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