Mentors

Ron Hirson

Ron Hirson is an entrepreneurial executive who was most recently co-founder, President at BOKU, where his responsibilities included creating and managing the BOKU product/service, go-to-market plan, marketing, public relations, business development and corporate development.

Ron has served as the company’s spokesperson and has been interviewed/quoted or a guest on Bloomberg, Forbes, Fox News, NYT, TechCrunch, Reuters, WSJ, etc. BOKU was most recently named Forbes’ #2 most promising company and for the second year to Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Start-Ups.

Previously, he served as Vice President of Product Management at AT&T Interactive, and was responsible for Product Development, UI design, HCI and the priorities and specification of the company’s new and existing products and features that generated $1B in revenue annually.

Prior to the acquisition of Ingenio by AT&T, Ron served as Vice President of Product Management where he lead the product management team for Ingenio. He began his career as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse.

During the “dotcom” days, he was CEO and co-founder of The Digs Network, Inc., which was acquired by iDrive.com. Ron holds a BA from UCLA where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Ron is an inventor on 25 issued patents and 140 filed patents. He is an advisor to start-ups and serves on the Board of Directors of That Man May See, UCSF’s Ophthalmology Department’s fundraising group.

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