Ron Clifton is a seasoned hands-on executive with a wide range of operational experience gained from running several private and publicly traded companies in the international information and telecommunications technology sector.
Ron is the President and Founder of CliftonGroup International Ltd, a C-Level management consulting company specializing in management support, solutions architecture and procurement work for broadcast and new media. Prior to that, Ron was the President and CEO of International Datacasting Corporation specializing in broadband infrastructure including secure satellite networks for television and radio broadcast as well as digital cinema and related datacasting applications. Ron has extensive experience in media and entertainment, broadcast and telecommunications networks and is helping organizations transition from legacy networks to modern infrastructure solutions, including cloud-based services, that are better able to adapt to the changing demographics, technologies and other emerging trends that are shaping the industry.
Ron has served on a number of private and publicly traded Boards. In addition to serving on the Board of Ross Video Limited (Chair of HR and Compensation Committee), he currently serves on the Board if the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (Treasurer and Chair of Audit and Finance Committee) and on strategic advisory board for the annual CyberSat Summit. Past Board service includes Blumetric Environmental (Chair of Governance Committee), the Ottawa International Airport Authority(Chair Capital Projects and Environment Committee and Audit Committee), International Datacasting Corporation (Director), Profline B.V (Chairman) and the strategic advisory boards of Storm Internet Services and ECRM Networks.
Ron holds a BASc and a MASc in Electrical Engineering, he is a registered Professional Engineer (PEng) and he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with specialty expertise in cybersecurity for broadcast and media applications. He is also an Executive Member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a Lifetime Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).