Ron is the Director of Business Development at the Open Networking Foundation and is responsible for promoting the benefits of open source platforms to the telecom industry. Responsibilities include member recruitment, value argumentation creation and on boarding. He is also responsible for maintaining executive relationships with innovator-collaborator members.
Ron has been in the telecom space for over twenty years and prior to joining the ONF worked in the business development area for Ericsson AB, Nortel and 3Com. He has over twenty five years of experience in product introduction and international territory management and most recently was with a North America tier one carrier, Centurylink.
Having worked in the carrier space on both the operator and the vendor side for over 15 years, Ron has a unique perspective regarding open source consortiums and the key role open source software will play in network transformation. He sees the ONF as a catalyst for this transformation.
Ron graduated from Utah State University in the United States of America with a Bachelor of Science degree in Busines Administration.
When not discussing projects with collaborators, Ron likes to spend his time away from work white-water rafting, surfing and spending time with his family.