Ronald graduated from BYU in Electrical Engineering and the Harvard Business School with emphasis on business strategy. He worked for TRW Systems developing long-range plans and then formed what became one of the largest alarm companies in California.
Later, he joined a small venture capital firm and formed his own funds in Atlanta (focused in information technology) and Boston (focused in wireless technology). Ronald went on to fund Nextel, a major wireless company that was acquired by what is now T-Mobile and PayPal.
Ronald then moved to Utah and founded SLC Angels and worked in angel investing, including ProPay and advising including ATL Technology and KURU Footwear. He has been active in the BYU College of Engineering for the last 15 years, and has mentored Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) Competition participants, including those who created Owlet.