Enabling Operational Excellence
Enabling Operational Excellence
Enabling Operational Excellence
Enabling Operational Excellence

Ronald G. Ross

Principal and Co-Founder

Author of 10 Professional Books
Rule Expression
Business Vocabularies
Business Architecture
Decision Engineering
International Speaker



M.S. Information Science
Illinois Institute of Technology

Rice University


Rules: Shaping Behavior and Knowledge (2023)

Business Knowledge Messaging: How To Avoid Business Miscommunication (2022)

Business Knowledge Blueprints: Enabling Your Data to Speak the Language of the Business (2020)

Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules, 2nd Edition (with Gladys S.W. Lam) (Second Edition, 2015)

Business Rule Concepts: Getting to the Point of Knowledge 4th Edition (2013)

Principles of the Business Rule Approach (2003)

The Business Rule Book, 2nd Edition (1997)

Resource Life Cycle Analysis (with Wanda Michaels) (1992)

Entity Modeling (1987)

Data Dictionaries and Data Administration (1981)

Data Base Systems (1978)

Ronald G. Ross

Ron Ross, Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rules Solutions, LLC, is internationally acknowledged as the “father of business rules.” Recognizing early on the importance of independently managed business rules for business operations and architecture, he has pioneered innovative techniques and standards since the mid-1980s. He wrote the industry’s first book on business rules in 1994.

With BRS’s client roster of Fortune 500 companies and governments, Ron consults,speaks and teaches worldwide. He has served as the chair of the International Business Rules & Decisions Forum conference since 1997, now part of the Building Business Capability (BBC) conference.

Ron is also the author of 10 professional books, as well as the executive editor of the Business Rules Journal. Through these publications, as well as on the online forum BRCommunity and his blog, Ron enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience in consulting and business rules.

Outside of work, Ron enjoys walking his dogs, travelling with his three children, and tweeting. For fresh nuggets of information, follow him @Ronald_G_Ross!