Ron represents 30 successful years in the software industry moving from an individual contributor into executive management in his last 20 years, with offices in Silicon Valley,NYC and CLT, funded by Sequoia Capital, and helped the 4 software/consulting companies grow to significant exits. In 2004 Ron became a Partner in Milestone Partners, LLC where Ron lead the Restructure/ Refinance Practice that facilitated over $41 million dollars into privately-held businesses in NC and SC and assisted in funding and launching 6 start-up platform companies using lean methodology; one start-up included a major crowdfunding project in NC in 2013. Since October 2014 Ron joined the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC.org) as a Sr. Business Counselor focusing mid- size companies in the 14 County region.
Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Indiana University. Married to BJ for 39 years; leader in his church at Calvary Church in Charlotte; on the Board of Ventureprise at UNCC promoting entrepreneurship in the region. On the Boards on 3 privately held businesses in the region and one not-for-profit.