Ron is one of our Mavendog strategic advisors. Through his career, Ron has built a reputation for translating conceptual business ideas into actionable strategic plans and shepherding them to market. He has over 35 years of experience in IT solutions, rising from the programming ranks to senior IT management for ASSA ABLOY, a large multi-national corporation. After developing and implementing strategic IT plans for ASSA ABLOY’s North American sites, he served on their international IT strategy team, aligning new Internet initiatives with existing marketing plans and developing bridges to legacy systems. Ron has also participated in multiple company acquisitions from initial due diligence, to planning and implementation of staff and systems consolidations. Using IT center rationalization, technology improvements and restructuring of financial agreements, he consistently lowered IT costs while increasing top and bottom line benefits to his companies. Most recently, he was selected for and participated in a small, executive, international task group engaged for one year to be roving troubleshooters for companies around the globe. He went on to found BlueAnt LLC, an Internet marketing firm. After driving several years of steady growth, Ron sold the firm. Ron continues to be sought after as a strategic guide in business and IT. Today, Ron has assisted Mavendog in an advisory capacity from inception to rollout, and continues to be a critical strategic voice for the company’s leadership. He brings to the table invaluable insights into the market and is an important guide for Mavendog’s long-term growth plan. Ron and his wife are long-time residents of Charlotte, NC.