Ron is an entrepreneur, high-tech business executive and venture capitalist. He joined NEA in 2010 as a Venture Partner and focuses on information and energy technology investments. Ron serves on the boards for several NEA portfolio companies.
Prior to NEA, Ron was a Partner at Sequel Venture and a Venture Partner at Sutter Hill Ventures. Prior to SHV, he was Chief of Staff/COO for the Service Provider and Product Technology Group Businesses at Cisco. Ron joined Cisco via the acquisition of Growth Networks, an internet switching fabric company where he was President and CEO. Ron also worked at Silicon Graphics, Inc. as SVP and GM of the $1 billion-plus server division and President of the MIPS group, the microprocessor subsidiary of SGI. Ron was VP of Engineering, COO and co-founder of Edge Computer. Ron also serves on the boards of Open Network Summit (ONS), Colorado School of Mines Advisory, and Colorado State University Ventures. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology.