We are excited to have Ron Harris as our keynote speaker this year at the Legacy Banquet, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the SCA Gym . Ron has over 35 years of private equity ·investment, senior executive management and operational leadership experience. Ron is a Managing Director of Harris Preston & Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on co-investments alongside private equity partners. Prior to Harris Preston & Partners, Ron led the effort to create, build and take public Pervasive Software where he served as Chairman, President & CEO.
Prior to Pervasive Ron was instrumental in the start of Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS} where he served as Executive Vice President with responsibility for marketing, engineering, and customer service. Ron also served as an Advisory Board Member to the Mccombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin, served on the board of AG-TECH in Nagoya, Japan, and as a board member of Achieve Financial Services prior to its acquisition by Green Dot Corp. (NYSE: GDOT}.
In 1998 Ron was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio branch, where he chaired the board for three of his six-year term at the Fed.
Ron has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and an MBA with honors from the University of Texas.
Ron also chairs the board of Leadership Development International which operates a system of international schools’ grade K-12 in China and the United Arab Emirates with a focus on high academics and transformational growth and relationships.
RSVP: Don’t forget to RSVP to the front office by Oct. 26th: