Colette Ridge is a Director with Expense Reduction Analysts operativ out of the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati aera. Her experience in cost reduction and cost management has enabled her clients to benefit from solutions that improve quality while reducing costs. As a Consultant to C-Level Executives, her focus is on client category integration and project implementation; enhancing business relationships and the delivery of comprehensive cost reduction solutions. Mrs. Ridge has decades of experience and success stories, helping companies reduce cost while increasing efficiencies. She has held senior level positions such as National Marketing Manager, National Sales Director, and other operational roles for companies such as Shire Pharmaceuticals, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, and Merry Go Round Enterprises. Prior to joining ERA, Mrs. Ridge served as National Sales Director for the Renal Division of Shire Pharmaceuticals, a public company traded on NASDAQ.
Mrs. Ridge also played a critical role in the development and commercialization of three new pharmaceutical medications for the USA.
During her 15-year management career in the health care industry, Mrs. Ridge achieved numerous awards for outstanding sales growth, product development & commercialization, and personnel development. Her areas of expertise included Management and Marketing, with an emphasis on leading cross functional teams domestically and internationally, strategic planning and implementation, and managing Advertising & Promotion budgets in excess of $50 million.
As a Consultant for ERA, Mrs. Ridge has completed more than 100 cost savings projects, ranging from $10,000 to over $500 million with average savings in excess of 20 percent. She volunteers her time working with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Covington Business Council, The Humanitarian League, and is also a certified Autism Rescue Angel for the non-profit, Generation Rescue. Mrs. Ridge has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of New Orleans, and an MBA from Thomas More College. Her broad experience dealing with high-level executives allows her to manage projects from a unique perspective producing measurable bottom-line results in an efficient & timely manner.