Ron has over 25 years of experience in M&A and executive-level operations. Ron specializes in selling privately held Companies across multiple industries, including software, technology, manufacturing, energy, pharma, apparel, construction, real estate, industrial products, healthcare, IT, and related technology companies through exclusive engagements, leveraging his years of experience in capital raising, due diligence, and selling and acquiring privately held organizations.
Ron has a solid entrepreneurial background with a clear record of exceeding corporate revenue and growth goals. As Interim CEO for Rackwise, a Data Center Infrastructure Management software company, he designed and implemented a new go-to-market strategy and identified three acquisitions to enhance the service portfolio around Machine Learning and AI.
Ron was a Founder and Managing Director of Big Data & Marketing at Tectonic, LLC. He designed, built, and delivered innovative customer experience solutions for mid-sized to enterprise clients to better engage with customers, grow revenue, and leverage data. Before its acquisition by Tectonic, Ron was CEO and Founder of Local Cloud9, a Salesforce.com partner, providing cloud services, consulting, and marketing services to implement and configure CRM and ERP systems. Ron’s deep partner relationships and unique service offering were vital components that established Local Cloud9 as an acquisition target.
As Senior Director of Managed Services at Ciber, a Global Systems Integrator, Ron built and directed a managed services practice focused on client support for ERP/CRM systems. The practice grew to over $100M in 18 months under Ron’s management. It directly resulted from his ability to identify and customize go-to-market solutions and solidify relationships with significant customers, including CenturyLink, Oracle, SAP, Lawson, and Salesforce.com.
Ron has also held the position of Partner and Owner for a research and development tax credit consulting firm, where he created a partner sell-through model that grew new revenue to over $12M in 12 months. Ron was instrumental in acquiring an Exit Planning organization and is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor. He has also led sales efforts for the Southwest U.S. for IBM as Senior Director of Sales and served as Regional Vice President of Sales with Qwest Cyber Solutions and helped position the company for acquisition by Corio and ultimately IBM.
He has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Toledo and a master’s degree in Technology Management from Denver University.