Ron has received high praise from his clients, including one Senior V.P. of H.R. who wrote regarding a GC search, “Congratulations on a wonderful job in this search. I wish you did other searches beyond legal! Your follow through, presentation of candidates, attention to detail, was all excellent. The pool of candidates met our needs, and the [hiring] process with [the successful candidate] went smoothly.”
Prior to joining MLA, Ron had a successful 20 plus-year career as an associate at K&E and as an in-house counsel for Verizon and its predecessors. Ron was the V.P. of Corporate Development & G.C. of a $500M multi-national publishing subsidiary of R.R. Donnelley & Verizon. In this role, Ron led the efforts to launch new businesses in Europe and China.
As a recruiter, Ron draws heavily upon his experience practicing law. He understands the skills required to be a successful counsel for a corporation, particularly the ability to anticipate potential issues and provide creative solutions to achieve business objectives. One General Counsel of a client noted that, "What sets Ron apart is his extensive legal experience and business acumen, which gives him a deep understanding of the requirements of a position allowing him to discern who will be an exceptional, as compared to a good, performer."
Ron knows top talent when he sees it and takes pride in identifying these candidates for clients before they have achieved their ultimate success. For example, in a recent general counsel search for a biotech company, the CEO originally passed on such a candidate who did not yet have experience as a GC. Ron explained why he thought this was a mistake and why he felt the candidate had the ability to be a top performer. The CEO reconsidered and hired the candidate, who became one of his top advisors in the C-suite.
Ron enjoys advising and hopefully helping attorneys with their careers. Before submitting a candidate, he feels strongly that an opportunity must make sense for the candidate and their future objectives. This also benefits the company because such a candidate is going to be happy in their new position.
Ron is a strong advocate for diversity. Over the course of his career at MLA, over 50% of his placements are diverse.
Northwestern University School of Law: J.D.
Published member of Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
Cornell University: A.B., magna cum laude, with distinction