In 2005 Rudd, became the President and Founder at BNQT Media Group. In 2010, he joined USA Today as a VP Business Development. In 2011-2012 he served as the President and Founder of USA Today Travel Media Group. Later, he worked as the CEO of Swarm Mobile and Breadcrumb Point-of-Sale. In 2016, Rudd founded BlackBird, a flight-hailing startup that links travelers to planes and commercial pilots.