Ron has over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, venture investor, and strategic consultant. As Managing Partner of Sandy Hill Ventures he concentrates on venture investments, direct secondaries (equity positions in private venture companies) and alternatives. Previously, he was a founding principal of New Health Ventures, a healthcare/Internet services venture firm in Boston. Ron spent 9 years as a Senior Partner at Energy & Environmental Economics (E3) focused on M&A, new business development, and strategic opportunities in the energy/renewable industry. Ron also served as lead investor and President & COO of US Public Communications before its merger and subsequent IPO as Communications Central, Inc. (CCIX). He remained an independent director at CCI for nine years. He has been director, general partner or C-Level Executive for a number of public and private telecomm, healthcare and service companies. His formative background includes financial analysis and workouts at JP Morgan Chase NY, management consulting at Computer Science Corporation (Index Group), and venture investing at WDC, Inc.
Ron earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He also received financial analysis and credit training from JP Morgan Chase, New York.
Select prior investments:
- Communications Central, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCIX)
- Healtheon (now WebMD – NASDAQ: WBMD)
- Proxymed (NASDAQ: PILL)
- MDI Instruments, Inc.