ron hankison consulting


over 50 years of professional management experience in software development with particular expertise in:

software development information technologies
business management new opportunity development
total quality management strategic planning
human resources marketing/merchandising
a proven leader with the ability to comprehend complex technologies and issues quickly, able to set goals, provide vision and strategy. a dedicated manager who delivers on commitments, is willing to take calculated risks and try new approaches. a decision maker who communicates ideas easily with clarity.

professional history

business graphic group.   2005 − 2018
president, ceo pleasanton, los gatos, ca  
  • provided marketing support services, graphic design, and advertising with professional service.
  • in business since 1989, bgg was a dedicated group of design professionals located in pleasanton and los gatos, california.
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xbridge systems, inc.   2001 - 2004
president, ceo and director los gatos, ca  
  • re-started struggling mainframe software development company.
  • established focused marketing programs and built a direct sales organization.
  • re-built development and support teams.
  • provided leadership for development restructure of product.
  • generated over 5,000 leads, demonstrated to 200 prospects, & discovered a 18 month plus sales cycle
  • due to economic environmental factors and long sales cycle xbridge was unable to sustain operations.

intertrust technologies 2000 - 2001
evp & gm, development & technical operationssanta clara, ca

  • delivered intertrust's first production deployment ready products.
  • drove early adopter end-user experiences
  • led transformation from start-up to mature enterprise.

compaq, tandem division 1998 - 2000
vp, quality and customer satisfaction, tandem bucupertino, ca1998 - 2000

  • led the tandem division's return to number 1 in customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • drove key customer loyalty initiatives across compaq
  • was an agent for change

vice president, operations & coo nonstop softwarecupertino, ca1998 - 1998

  • led transformation of nonstop software into a sei level 3 organization.
  • was responsible for infrastructure support.

commercial data servers 1997 - 1998
vice president, marketing & product developmentsunnyvale, ca

  • completed development of the cds 2000 and cds1 s/390 compatible hardware systems.
  • launched the cds 2000 enterprise server family.

taligent 1995 - 1997
senior director, product engineering & ciocupertino, ca

  • transformed taligent from a research lab. into product house.
  • certified and shipped taligent's commonpoint rel. 1 to investors.
  • rebuilt productization and test team to support taligent's product strategy.
  • designed and implemented maintenance support process.
independent software consultantbethesda, md/los gatos, ca1994-
  • conducted market entry assessment for embedded systems vendor.
  • conducted development process and quality assessment for large oo software developer.
  • developed product architecture for advance image capture framework.
  • provided image market segment technology & requirements outlook.
ibm 1966-1994

director, imageplus systems developmentbethesda, md1992-1994

  • architect of imageplus/2000 strategy & vision
  • developed and launched new client/server family of products
  • reinvigorated the marketplace perception of the imageplus brand
  • improved cycle time by 25%; productivity by 30%; through incremental development methodology
  • rightsized organization to achieve profitability
  • achieved iso-9001 certification (first software provider in image industry)
special assignment to gm of developmentsomers, ny1991
  • performed development audits, reviews, & consultation
  • addressed process, methodology, quality, and organizational issues
  • enhanced development quality of application solutions products
director, kingston programming centerkingston, ny1989-1991
  • managed 800-person software development organization
  • produced 40 individual products: operating systems, security, systems management
  • defined & sold high-end unix strategy
  • developed and launched two high-end unix operating systems (aix/370, aix/esa)
director, system programming strategiespoughkeepsie, ny1988-1989
  • developed a 5 year operating system strategy
  • led senior technical staff from all divisions of ibm to evaluate and recommend product directions in support of strategy
manager of vm/xa product developmentkingston, ny1987-1988
  • developed and shipped first 31 bit commercial vm system
manager of systems evaluationwhite plains, ny1986-1987
  • developed national language strategy and process for ibm software
manager of mvs systems externalspoughkeepsie, ny1982-1986
  • revitalized system management product direction
  • defined product strategy for tso/e that enabled it to achieve 80% market share penetration
  • represented ibm to the share-wide technical steering committee
manager, mvs experimental lab.poughkeepsie, ny1979-1982
  • developed extended addressing implementation for mvs subsystems
mvs software developmentpoughkeepsie, ny1971-1979
  • various positions mvs operating system development (architecture, design, coding, testing, & marketing)
hardware customer engineercanton, oh1966-1971
    • hardware customer engineer mid-range ibm computers, peripherals, and unit record equipment


    staff sergeant us air forcehomestead, fl1962-1966
    • missile systems analysts gam 77 air to ground missiles, strategic air command


    ohio state university - liberal arts columbus, oh1960-1962


    share user group1974-1994
    • 20-year participation--ibm representative to several projects, including mvs, vm, and unix, to share at large, and to the share board of directors

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