Whether he is helping companies achieve their next level of profitability or just making smart personal decisions, Ron always looks at the world through the lens of data. That’s how he creates tangible value. For example, he led a recent biosciences data warehouse project that reduced infrastructure and software costs by $750,000 and generated $400,000 by reallocating accounting and supply chain resources.
Much of his work focuses on improving business performance by using modern, secure, and cost-effective approaches to mining and integrating vast amounts of data. His data architecture and design philosophy centers around helping clients increase business value and differentiate fast by using relevant, robust, real-time integration techniques and automated decision making (e.g., machine learning and artificial intelligence). His passion for data is fueled by constant developments in technology that allow data to be used in ways never before imagined.
Altogether, Ron has completed nearly 50 major projects across many industries, for leaders in the retail, industrial and manufacturing, consumer products and services, financial services, high tech, public, and other sectors. He has earned several awards for data warehouse development, including an operational excellence award from Lexus and two Oracle Titan Awards for his work with the Los Angeles Unified School District and Select Comfort.
Prior to joining West Monroe, he was a successful professional services entrepreneur for more than 20 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California – Riverside and an MBA from UCLA. He holds several Amazon Web Services certifications and is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Oracle Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Professional.
Many consider him a mentor and teacher, but Ron views himself more as a student of the world around him. He makes every effort to travel internationally to expand his knowledge and learn about people, cultures, and perspectives. He has been to some of the most densely populated as well as the most rural areas of the world.
A sergeant in the United States Air Force during Desert Shield/Storm, he prepared by living in complete isolation in a forest with four other people for two weeks. He was named Airman of the Year at Keesler Air Force Base – the country’s second largest base – two years in a row.
While he approaches every project with an eye toward delivering tangible results, he is also sensitive to the change that technology brings to people, culture, and the organization as a whole.