Ashley Ruder is the Chief Operating Officer of VWG Wealth Management. In this role she oversees the day-to-day operations of VWG, including: accounting, human resources, compliance, office infrastructure, and client service operations. She works closely with the VWG Executive Team to improve the firm’s systems, processes, workflows, and procedures.
Ashley has nearly 15 years experience in wealth management. She began her career with VWG in 2008 as a Registered Client Service Associate providing detailed service to VWG clients. She transitioned roles when the team moved to Hightower in 2011 and served as the Controller, overseeing all accounting-related activities while monitoring the team’s overall growth and performance. One of Ashley’s significant achievements was her development of a proprietary auditing process. She reconstructed and redesigned a Profit & Loss which improved performance tracking on key metrics and led to the adoption of a data visualization tool. In 2018, her role expanded to include all Human Resources functions.
Her time and experience at VWG have given her a wide breadth of knowledge with not only client service, but also internal firm operations. Ashley is careful and conscientious with strong attention to detail and follow-through. She has a passion for providing high-quality client service and is dedicated to finding solutions for VWG to better service its clients.
Ashley graduated in 2008 from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and a minor in Spanish. She received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from George Mason University. She currently resides in Vienna, Virginia with her husband and their two young children. Ashley is a dedicated runner, having completed numerous races in the DC area including the Cherry Blossom, Army 10 Miler and Marine Corps Marathon. In addition to running, she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.
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