Ron Rittenmeyer serves as executive chairman and chief
executive officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation. He has been a
director on the Tenet board since 2010, including serving as lead
director before he became executive chairman.
He is the retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of
Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which was a leading global
provider of information technology services, business process
outsourcing and applications services with annual revenue of $29
Mr. Rittenmeyer’s experience includes senior leadership
responsibilities across multiple industries. Before joining EDS in July 2005, he served
as managing director of The Cypress Group, a private equity firm where he was
responsible for all operating aspects of the company’s $3.5 billion investment portfolio.
He has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Millennium Health, a leading
health solutions company that delivers timely, accurate and clinically actionable
information to determine treatment decisions for patients. Mr. Rittenmeyer led the
successful emergence from Chapter 11 to an ongoing business.
He is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Expert Global
Solutions, a global BPO and credit recovery company, employing 40,000 people worldwide.
He led the restructuring and subsequent sale of the credit recovery business,
while rebuilding the CRM business to double-digit revenue and EBITDA growth.
Previously, he served as chairman, chief executive officer and president of Safety-
Kleen, Inc., the $1.5 billion hazardous and industrial waste management company,
which he successfully led through Chapter 11 and into a successful reorganization.
Among his other leadership roles, Mr. Rittenmeyer was CEO and president of
AmeriServe; chairman, CEO and president of RailTex, Inc.; president and COO of
Ryder TRS, Inc., the truck rental company; president and COO of Merisel; and COO of
Burlington Northern Railroad. Mr. Rittenmeyer was also with PepsiCo’s Frito Lay and
PepsiCo’s foods international divisions for 20 years in senior management roles.