ProfileKeith Rutledge is a Director at Compass EdgePoint. In this role, he is responsible for business development and customer engagements for edge implementations. In a long career at IBM prior to joining Compass, Keith was a printed circuit board designer, a software developer, a product manager and a sales executive. As a product manager, Keith wrote The Business Case for Java and edited The Business Case for eBusiness. He ran Central Europe Middle East and Africa for IBM’s AS/400 product and was Worldwide Director of Sales for the AS/400. Keith led a strategic outsourcing practice in China for IBM. Keith also held a leadership role at Sirius, where he was responsible for partners and routes to market before becoming Director of Sales and General Manager for Sirius Southeast. He also had a long military career in Special Forces, retiring in 1999 as a Team Sergeant from 19th Special Forces Group.