I am an entrepreneurial, results-oriented Financial Executive who thrives in fast-paced, high-growth environments. Over my career I’ve gain extensive experience providing both technical expertise and leadership in finance, accounting, IT, HR and Tax. As an Executive Officer of three public companies, I’ve participated in establishing strategic direction, communicating vision, implementing plans and monitoring effectiveness in relation to maximizing shareholder value. Throughout my career I’ve established and reinforced the utmost commitment to ethics, corporate governance, and fiduciary responsibility to shareholders.
I’ve provided financial stewardship, strategic guidance and executive coaching to companies:
Publicly-traded, privately-held and family-owned
Structured as C-Corps, S-Corps, LLCs and Sole Proprietorships
Ranging in size from start-ups to over $1 billion in revenue and market value
Provided financial stewardship and strategic guidance to more than 30 companies over the past six years.
Revitalization of eCommerce company, increasing revenue from $14MM to $85MM and EBITDA from $0 to $15MM in only two years
Successful management of two start-ups, one involving 60 acquisitions, increasing market cap from $7 million to $1.3 Billion, and stock price by 4,200%, from $0.87 to $37.00, in just two years
Key role in due diligence, execution and assimilation of over 120 acquisitions
Key role in assimilation of two multi-billion-dollar mergers
Successfully negotiated with banks to help bring company through workout
Oversaw divestiture of landfill assets and operations for $45 million profit
MBA – Villanova University (graduated with highest honors)
B.S. Degree in Accounting – Villanova University
Member of the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley.
I serve as a mentor to entrepreneurs through the PHL 1776 mentorship program.
I’m the founder and sole proprietor of RPWoodturing.com – Turning Wood for Social Good, an enterprise through which I create woodturning pieces exclusively for charities to auction at fundraising events. To date, I’ve created and donated over two hundred pieces, raising more than $150,000 for 25 local and national non-profit organizations. You can find out more at www.rpwoodturning.com
Here’s what clients and peers have to say about my services:
Ron was instrumental in the launch of our company. He successfully guided us through fundraising from some of the top VC’s in the country . . . Continued
Zac Pierce , BumpOut - Founder and CEO
We hired Ron as an interim CFO and advisor.
At the time we thought we needed to get our books in order, vet our processes and introduce some improved procedures.
What we got was a revolution. . . Continued
Adam R. Karasch, Karasch & Associates - Chief Executive Officer
Ron has been instrumental in the success of my business and he has guided my partner and I through all of our early stage obstacles. Ron’s financial expertise and ability to evaluate risk have allowed my partner and I to scale our business quickly. . . Continued
KC Fordham III, Managing Partner 84 Capital
Ron has been outstanding in helping us to get our businesses organized and establishing strategies for the future. . . Continued
James Wavro, J Wavro Associates - Owner
Ron has it all – the 50,000 foot understanding required in the boardroom; to the ground-level tools, skills, and dexterity required to settle in with the tactical team. . . Continued
Pam Prior, Priorities Group - CEO
Ron’s creativity, candor, knowledge and, frankly, determination proved absolutely invaluable through a very challenging hinge in our company’s 40+ year history. . . Continued
David N. Heffner, CODY Systems - Owner
Ron has helped us look at our business more objectively, he provides a non-biased viewpoint, shares the options and various possible outcomes and helps us make the tough decisions, sometimes decisions that business owners just don’t want to make, but need to make . . . Continued