Ron W. Clifton, BASc, MASc, PEng
- Ron Clifton is a strategic partner and the Chief Technology Consultant for Summit Ridge Group. He is a seasoned hands-on executive with a wide range of operational experience gained from running a number of private and publicly traded companies in the international information and communications technology sector. He holds a BASc and a MASc in Electrical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer (PEng). Ron also has significant M&A and restructuring experience on both sides of the table as well as extensive public and private board experience including audit, capital projects and governance.
- Ron Clifton is President and Founder of CliftonGroup International Ltd, a C-Level management consulting company Prior to CliftonGroup, Ron was the President and CEO of International Datacasting Corporation specializing in broadband infrastructure including satellite networks and wireless ISPs. Prior to that he was President and CEO of Senstar Corporation, a Daimler Benz Aerospace company, specializing in high performance surveillance and security systems including VHF guided radar and fiber optic fence sensors. Prior to Senstar, Ron was General Manager and VP of Zenon Environmental Systems and, previously, was a Business Unit Manager at Computing Devices, a Control Data company.
- Ron has extensive experience in media and entertainment, broadcast and telecommunications networks and is helping organizations transition from legacy networks to modern infrastructure solutions that are better able to adapt to the changing demographics, technologies, spectrum utilization and other emerging trends that are shaping the industry. A recent example assignment was as senior solutions architect for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) where he led the transition from legacy satellite networks to a hybrid satellite and fiber optic network including a transition to file-based workflows, cybersecurity, cloud computing, service oriented architectures and digital media asset management.