Rutger Bruining

Founder of Story Terrace

In 2013 Rutger quit his job in private equity to make it accessible to anyone to turn their life story into a book alongside a professional writer: he founded Story Terrace. 

Since then Story Terrace has grown to two offices in London and Los Angeles and a writer network of over 400 journalists and authors. The company is responsible for capturing more than 500 life stories. 

Rutger graduated with a degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam and in 2004 started working as a strategy consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton. Three years later he moved to New York for an MBA at Columbia University, after which he became Investment Director at Arle Capital (formerly Candover) in London. Rutger likes sports and travelling; on the top of his wish list are Australia and Uganda.