Ron graduated from Sewanee in 1998 with majors in French and History after spending a semester in Aix en Provence at the Institute for American Universities in 1997. In 2002, he completed an MA in International Communication at the American University and was the first AU student to participate in an exchange with the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Hired immediately by a large French bank to market alternative investments to clients based in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Ron began an exciting career in international communication for financial services firms based in Paris. In 2006, Ron became Head of Communication for the Global Equities & Derivatives Solutions division of Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SGCIB), the world’s largest and most awarded Equity Derivatives platform. In 2009, he was appointed Head of External Relations for the Hedge Fund Managed Account Platform of SGCIB’s asset management subsidiary, Lyxor AM.