Kari Rusing

Business Development Consultant

About Kari

Kari Rusing is a business development consultant who serves manufacturing companies in Hennepin County.

She has worked in sales since 1996, first with Ernst and Young in Texas and later as a partner at O’Brien and Sexton Associates in the Twin Cities. Kari led sales for several national brands, including Target, Best Buy and Menards. While working with Target, she curated, secured, and managed products within six of the company’s owned-brand programs and consistently helped those companies and others reach annualized sales up to $23 million.

In her free time, Kari enjoys running, long walks with her two dogs, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science – W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
  • Master of Business Administration – Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
Additional resources:

Enterprise Minnesota consulting services

State of Manufacturing® survey results

Enterprise Minnesota® magazine