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Ron Smith

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

VP Engineering, Encanto Squared. Previously Solution Architect (Consultant), Lincoln Financial Group. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

VP Engineering, Encanto Squared. Previously Solution Architect (Consultant), Lincoln Financial Group. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Primary Skillsets

  • Engineering
  • Product
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In

Positions

CTO Encanto Squared May 2014 - present
Solution Architect (Consultant) Lincoln Financial Group September 2006 - May 2014
Software Architect Sears Holdings Corporation July 2007 - January 2008
Application Architect Nielsen March 2005 - September 2006
Consultant Aon Hewitt March 2004 - December 2004
Application Architect Mondelēz International June 2000 - April 2003
Consultant Bank One 2002 - 2003
Lead software engineer Motorola January 1994 - March 1999
Consultant Tellabs 1999 - 1999

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science 1989 - 1993

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Fundraising
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Higher Education
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News

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Zahid Panjwani
We worked together  •  Previously Software Engineer, Encanto Squared. Previously Co-founder, Shared Transport Logistics. Northwestern grad.
I worked with Ron at my last job as a software engineer. He was a great manager and definitely helped me learn a lot about software engineer ... ing. Ron knew a ton about software architecture,engineering concepts, and always kept an open mind about new input from coworkers and new technologies.
Igor Polevoy
We worked together  •  CTO, Jail Education Solutions and President, ExpressPigeon.
Ron is an outstanding solutions architect. He has a deep knowledge of modern technologies and their practical applications. I thoroughly en ... joyed collaborating with Ron on a very technology-intense project with a ton of moving parts and people. Any entrepreneur would be in a win if Ron joins their venture. I would love to work with him again should the opportunity presents itself.
Dan Ignat
We worked together  •  Sr. Developer / Architect (Consultant), Bank of America. Previously Sr. Developer / Architect (Consultant), STA Group.
Ron is a great technologist who understands the trade-offs and subtle implications of architecture choices and design decisions. I was very ... impressed by his technical skills as well as his grasp of the business/requirements side of software development. It is rare to work with such a talented individual, and I look forward to working with him again.
Chris Jackson
We worked together  •  Oracle Senior Sales Consultant/Engineer, Oracle. Previously Senior Architect, RCG Global Services.
Ron is the consummate professional. He is driven, sensible, stable and very experienced in Enterprise IT and bootstrapping startups. He is n ... etworked within the local technology community with over 20 years of contacts and experience.


Zahid Panjwani
We worked together  •  Previously Software Engineer, Encanto Squared. Previously Co-founder, Shared Transport Logistics. Northwestern grad.
Zahid has great insights in product development and skills in data analysis.