Ron is the former CEO of a telecommunications software and management services company founded in Boca Raton, Florida. He led the company from its early stages, led its expansion across nearly 40 countries, and then led its sale to a publicly held corporation where he served as a corporate vice president. Ron began his career as an IBM software engineer and product manager. He subsequently spent a decade in management consulting leadership within Ernst & Young’s Strategic Advisory Services organization.
Ron’s passion is early-stage and growth-stage technology companies. He guides tech companies on their development of products and services, their customer and market focus, and their search for funding and growth. Ron’s a long-time contributor and board member to startup incubators and university entrepreneurship programs, including FAU’s Tech Runway. On the “other side of the entrepreneurial table”, Ron helps private equity organizations and high net worth investors find, evaluate, and support early-stage company investments.
Ron provided a good overview of the world of private investing showing each stage and the funding/risk associated with each one: