Nathan Ruffer serves Waséyabek Development Company, LLC as the Business Development Analyst and Marketing Manager. Mr. Ruffer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan as well as two certificates from Michigan State University. He is currently continuing his education through the pursuit of a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in project management at Cornerstone University. Mr. Ruffer earned his Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification in August of 2018. The PMP certification is the most important
industry-recognized certification for project managers. PMP’s can be found leading projects in nearly every country
and the certification is considered to be a global recognition.
Mr. Ruffer launched his professional life in the management segment of golf course and landscape design & maintenance before moving into turf industry distribution and sales. In 2013, he was hired by Jacobsen, A Textron Company. During his tenure, Mr. Ruffer played a key role in opening seven new Jacobsen Direct facilities across the eastern half of the United States. He collaborated with multiple cross functional teams to guide the acquisition of commercial real estate and complete the necessary renovations to each building from which to facilitate the factory direct sales and service of turf maintenance equipment. Mr. Ruffer has utilized multiple marketing platforms to build and manage websites, develop email campaigns, and create a wide range of literature to drive increased sales and service revenue throughout his career.
Mr. Ruffer resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and three boys. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, photography, studying astronomy, playing his French horn, and leading Scouting activities.