Toronto, ON Canada
An organizations builder and entrepreneur with 30+ years in the technology and start up sector, Ron is a Partner in Bigwin Group, a leadership focused recruitment firm. A journalist by training, he rose to VP, Sales at Compaq Computer Corporation, from 1984-2000, having been the first sales rep hired. He honed his skills as the company grew to more than $2B from just over $10M when he joined, but one of his notable contributions was the organizational design and integration of the two largest acquisitions he developed when Compaq acquired Tandem and Digital Equipment. His entrepreneurial calling flourished in Silicon Valley as part of the dotcom boom before leading two other startups, based in Tel Aviv and Seattle. In 2007, Hulse joined Samsung Canada as the VP of the IT Division before being named the Chief Convergence Officer in 2009 with responsibility for their Mobility Division and was designated to become the first local President of the $2B subsidiary. Executive Placement was a natural extension to his abilities to shape organizations and was what led to him joining Bigwin.
His career has thrived on his ability to attract, coach, motivate and develop future leaders. He is a Register Corporate Business Coach (RCC) under the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches in August 2020. He is also a practitioner of Higher Ground Leadership®, having completed the Master Certification in 2022. He embraces the CASTLE® Principles as a model for his life. He is also certified as a practitioner of both Lumina Learning’s suite of psychometric assessments as well as the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis from Management Research Group.
Hulse combines his enjoyment of a good challenge with fundraising and has trekked Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Everest Base Camp to fund raise for Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation. He has also served as Youthdale Foundation co-chair in fundraising.
Hulse is a Journalism graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University and has attended leadership development courses at Western University and Harvard University.
His superpower is his ability to relate, understand and gain insight from others that he uses for positive outcomes.