Creative advisor known to work sensibly, applying pragmatic experience to technology and business strategy

Ron is a distinguished and forward-thinking advisor and board member for growth and mid-size companies, known as a cyber security executive, and strategist. For more than twenty-five years Ron has advised a wide range of business clients and provided cyber security leadership to organizations on technology, governance, and compliance matters. He is recognized as a highly sought-after and prominent executive, industry expert, and public speaker. Ron has been honored to help organizations drive growth by developing product and overall business strategy, transform customer experience, and operationalize cyber security best practices. He demonstrates a proven track record of success championing continuous improvements to deliver remarkable gains across corporate functions. 

Ron has been recognized as a dominating positive influencer throughout his career, bringing a vast knowledge of personal development, industry processes, technology solutions, and strategies, delivering a distinctive advantage and setting him apart from other advisors. His experience encompasses translating challenges into world-class business strategies, providing scalable solutions, and transforming organizations into the biggest names in the world.

Early in his career, Ron served as an Information Security Consultant for both KPMG and Ernst & Young, LLP performing offensive security operations and compliance assessments. Ron then created the Information Security program as the Manager of Technology Risk Management for BlackRock, Inc. Later, Ron was the pivotal Manager of Information Security for SunGard Availability Services leading the development, design, and launch of innovative services propelling the practice to double digit growth and revenue.

Moving back into a corporate role, Ron became the CISO reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors for Harleysville Insurance (Nationwide Insurance). He paved the way for the publicly traded insurance group by building and spearheading the entire security organization. Ron then shifted his career to Penn National gaming organization as the Director of Information Security. He was tasked to develop, execute, and maintain all information security initiatives from the ground up within a large-scale casino company, transforming operations as the company experienced explosive growth through acquisitions.

Ron then embarked on a new journey founding and acting as CEO of BTB Security (Acquired by Netrix, LLC.) and was the driving force developing and executing robust strategies to accelerate growth, performance, and productivity within the cyber security industry.  He catapulted the bootstrapped company from zero to more than $10M in revenue while serving 300+ clients in both professional consulting services and managed security services. Furthermore, Ron was exclusively recruited to present at numerous speaking and media engagements notably being featured on NBC news, CNN, USA Today and at such events as the Gartner Security and Risk Summit, Sans Institute trainings, and at the FBI InfraGard Summit among others.

Ron holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Juniata College. He also completed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), and the Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP) programs.