Ron is a Canmore native and received his Bachelor of Commerce (“Comm”) from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and subsequently his Chartered Accountant designation while articling at Deloitte’s in Calgary. After leaving public accounting, Ron transitioned from Director of Audit Services through VP finance and ultimately to being the Chief Financial Officer in various companies for the past 25 years. Ron was instrumental in taking Companies public, restructuring partnerships, private and public companies. He has been instrumental in raising over $1 billion in total financing for companies over his career, including partnership, private and public equity, various forms of debt and strategic partnerships. He has honed his financial and leadership skills while developing companies from bare start-ups to growing, vibrant companies through many industry verticals. He is married with two children and loves virtually all sporting activities.