Bob Ronan

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Bob Ronan is an experienced IT executive with success in taking both troubled and successful organizations to the next level. He has a demonstrated record of excellence in the operation of technology systems, the delivery of projects and the innovative use of technology for competitive advantage while optimizing costs and engaging a global workforce.

Prior to retiring in 2013, Bob worked for Fidelity Investments (18 years) where he was a Senior Vice President. His last job was managing technology in support of the investment advisor business and, prior to that, he managed the technology for the 401k business and the web technology for Fidelity's institutional businesses. He also worked for Wellington Management (2 years as the Vice President responsible for all application development), Aetna (2 years as the Director responsible for securities accounting within the Investments Group) and Accenture (10 years as a Senior Manager focused on managing the application development and technical teams on very large engagements)

Bob holds an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University and a BS from Husson University. He is currently the Vice Chair of Husson's Board of Trustees

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Bob Ronan and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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