Ron is the President & CEO of BLUEDOG (yourBLUEDOG.com), which he founded in 2010. BLUEDOG serves thousands of customers throughout the United States, ranging in size from small startups to multibillion-dollar enterprises. Ron’s track record in the payment space has quickly enabled BLUEDOG to become one of the fastest growing companies in the payments space. Ron is responsible for the overall direction and growth of the organization in addition to large business development opportunities. BLUEDOG has also achieved national recognition, qualifying as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) by Inc Magazine.
Prior to forming BLUEDOG, Ron served as Founder & CEO of Eliot Management Group (emgway.com) (1998 – 2010), where he was responsible for growing the company from a startup with $0 in revenue to over $100M in revenue before selling the company to First American Payment Systems (first-american.net). Under his guidance, Eliot Management Group became the 23rd largest payment processing company in the U.S. Eliot was recognized as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Utah for 6 straight years and prior to it being sold was the #6 fastest growing company in Utah.
Ron’s payment processing experience started in 1996 when he began working for a company in Utah called Electronic Processing and once he graduated with a BS Consumer Finance & Economics degree from the University of Utah, he started his first payments company, Eliot & Associates, which became the largest sales organization for Heartland Payment Systems, which was later sold to Global Payments.