Colleen Rudio
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Chief Strategist and Owner of Cascadia Business Development, Colleen is a growth consultant focused on capacity building and operational excellence.

Current Position

Chief Strategist and Owner

Cascadia Business Development





Specialty Areas
  • Entrepreneur/Business Owner
  • Consulting
  • Businesses
  • Non-Profit
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Policy
  • Marketing
  • Community Organizer

Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Leadership, Business Planning, Meeting Facilitation, Management, Finance, Public Speaking, Lean Process Improvement, Project Management, Board Development, Fundraising, Sales and Marekting, Community Development

More Information:

Leadership Experience

Colleen Rudio is a lifelong Montanan, born and raised in Butte.  Her personal goal has always been to work hard, drive progress, apply creative thinking and find innovative solutions, challenge people to achieve beyond what they see as possible, treat others with respect, and find positive ways to influence change.

She clearly understands the importance of making the strategic connection between human impact and bottom line profitability. As Chief Strategist and Business Consultant, Colleen reviews, designs, and facilitates operational improvement initiatives for clients resulting in stabilized functions, reduced expenses, increased human performance, expanded revenue opportunities and increased client satisfaction.   Combining over 25 years of industry experience with a international business network, Colleen launched Cascadia Business Development Group, LLC committed to delivering services that enhance organization’s people, performance, and profitability.

In addition to her commitment to organizational development, Colleen serves as President of Missoula Downtown Foundation, National Council Member for the Better Business Bureau, Board Member for Northwest Better Business Bureau, Board Member and Past-President for the Missoula Downtown Association, Past Board Member and Secretary for Montana Community Development Corporation, and actively volunteers for numerous local and statewide non-profit organizations. She is also an independent business representative and graduate of the 2012-13 Montana Leadership Program.   Her life-long commitment to community leadership, volunteerism and professional development spans from Montana to Cambodia.

How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse

I am happy to be a mentor, serve as a sounding board, provide introductions, or work on project that help promote the mission of PowerHouse.  I am also interested in making more connections and working on projects together.