Founder & President

Dise & CompanyRalph Dise is founder and president of Dise & Company. Ralph has a life-long interest in developing leaders and helping enterprises succeed. He learned his earliest leadership lessons as a teenager attending a summer military program. Following college graduation he joined the staff of a US Senate campaign. That experience exposed him to political leaders of every stripe. Ralph was fortunate to interact with a broad spectrum of leadership styles while spending several years in government and politics before pursuing a graduate degree in business.

In 1991 Ralph started Dise & Company as a one-person business specializing in outplacement of hard-to-place individuals. The firm is now multi-faceted, helping companies find the best and brightest talent (executive search) develop and retain top performers (executive coaching) and separate employees with empathy and dignity (corporate outplacement).

Executives from all kinds of organizations seek Ralph out, sharing with him their need to recruit top executives or address key organizational issues. He has worked with a variety of organizations from multinational manufacturers to world renowned arts organizations to emerging entrepreneurial ventures and major hospital systems.

Dise & Company is a learning organization where new ideas are constantly developed, considered and applied. All staff members contribute to the life-long learning process.

Ralph has an MBA from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), and a BA from Westminster College (Pennsylvania). He has completed Harvard Business School’s Leading the Professional Service Firm Program and is a graduate of the COSE Strategic Planning Course. He is past president of the Northern Ohio Human Resource Planning Society and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Ralph has served as President and Chair of Lincolnshire International, internationally recognized human resources consulting firm providing clients with an immediate, seamless response to human capital needs around the world.

Ralph actively participates in the Entrepreneurs Association at John Carroll University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of: Aexcel Corporation; the Culver Summer Schools Alumni Association; Roots of American Music and Greater Cleveland Boy Scouts of America. In July 2014 he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Westminster College. He is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland, class of 2003.

Ralph sings and plays the guitar and hosts the monthly ROAM Pickin’ Party at the company’s conference room.

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