Prior to founding Links Capital, Ron was a Partner in a middle market private equity fund with offices in Calgary and Vancouver. Ron's responsibilities included leading transactions and managing investments throughout Western Canada. Ron's focus was investing in working capital expansions, management buyouts, acquisitions, divestitures and turnarounds of mid-market companies. The expertise in management buyouts, acquisitions and divestitures has been further enhanced when he was responsible for a specialized banking institution's management buyout fund in Western Canada. Other past executive experience includes being a member of the investment committee for a private equity fund, investment banking in the US and sitting on various boards as a director of both private and public companies in the financial, forest by-products, manufacturing, wholesaling, retail, and oilfield service industries.
Ron has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation with the CFA Institute, the Corporate Finance Qualification from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Corporate Directors certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ron has passed the U.S. National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 & 63 examinations and has been designated as a Portfolio Manager by the Alberta Securities Commission.