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Diane from Minneapolis is working to transform Minnesota by ‘"driving innovation and fostering economic growth in multiple industries."’.

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Diane Rucker is a dynamic leader with a passion for change and a talent for navigating complex situations with grace. With a background in materials engineering and a specialization in entrepreneurial strategy, she brings a unique perspective to problem-solving in Minnesota. Her expertise lies in helping teams overcome obstacles and achieve measurable results, making her an invaluable asset to organizations of all sizes.

As an active contributor to the Twin Cities entrepreneurial ecosystem, Diane is deeply invested in the local startup community. She serves as a mentor and advocate for aspiring entrepreneurs, sharing her knowledge and experience to help them succeed. Additionally, as a full-time angel investor, she is committed to supporting Minnesota-based and Midwest startups, fueling innovation and growth in the region.

Diane's dedication to creating a thriving business environment extends beyond her professional pursuits. She recognizes the importance of work-life balance and embraces diverse experiences. In her spare time, she is even learning to play the fiddle. Diane's well-rounded approach to life and work proves that success is not just about accomplishments, but also about personal fulfillment.

With Diane Rucker's leadership and expertise, Minnesota can expect a transformative and united future. Her ability to navigate timelines, resource constraints, and ambitious goals will be instrumental in addressing the state's challenges and fostering economic growth. Whether it's driving innovation in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, life sciences, data storage, or the automotive industries, her comprehensive knowledge and entrepreneurial mindset make her the ideal catalyst for positive change in Minnesota.

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Diane's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Diane’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Diane will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Diane’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Diane often likes to get right down to business, preferring to focus on the results.


OVERVIEW:

Diane tends to be comfortable arguing, when needed, so be prepared for pushback or criticism in your pitch. They may try to negotiate the terms, so expect to either stand your ground or make needed compromises.

What comes naturally to Diane

  • Setting ambitious goals for others

  • Getting angsty if a conversation lasts too long

  • Working independently to meet a deadline


COMMUNICATON:

Diane tends to be intense, assertive, and confident. They are focused on improving results, tending to direct others and share ways to improve. Be direct and logical when addressing them.

When speaking to Diane

  • Assert yourself with confidence

  • Get right to the bottom line

  • Expect conversation to move quickly


MOTIVATION:

Diane loves taking on big projects and setting ambitious goals. They are a direct, decisive leader who prioritizes measurable results and finds thrill in improvement. They thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment that allows her plenty of room for growth and personal achievement.

What motivates Diane

  • Professional growth

  • Challenges

  • Competition & winning


WORK:

Diane has the tendency to push back on anything they disagree with. They are often focused on achieving goals and maintaining results. Though they can seem intimidating to some people, their respect can be easily earned through direct and honest dialogue.

When working with Diane

  • Expect them to adapt quickly to change

  • Get used to a fast work pace

  • Expect some healthy competition

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Diane’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Diane’s online activity.

Entrepreneurial

Investment

Angel Investor

Innovator

Ecosystem Builder

Leader

Healthcare

Pharmaceuticals

Biotechnology

Life Sciences

Management

Engineering

Mentor

Strategy

Wafer Operations

Manager

Senior Product Manager

Product Development

Advisory

Board Member

Seagate Technology

Senior Manager

Executive Director

Principal Consultant

Entrepreneurial

Investment

Angel Investor

Innovator

Ecosystem Builder

Leader

Healthcare

Pharmaceuticals

Biotechnology

Life Sciences

Management

Engineering

Mentor

Strategy

Wafer Operations

Manager

Senior Product Manager

Product Development

Advisory

Board Member

Seagate Technology

Senior Manager

Executive Director

Principal Consultant

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youGroove Capitalfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Diane extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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