TORONTO- Ron Hulse, a pioneer in building organizations, joins Bigwin as not just a new partner to the firm, but rather, a synergistic addition to its core beliefs and culture. Bigwin Groups’ purpose is to use innovation and extraordinary creativity to positively impact businesses and Ron’s career reflects this passion for helping talented, driven individuals to make important career and life decisions.
He is a builder of organizations, big and small, who left a journalism career to become the first sales rep at Compaq in Canada. As an executive and leader at Compaq, he led its organic growth and development through acquisition to a $2B sales organization over 16 years. Wanting to experience the dotcom revolution first hand, he relocated to Silicon Valley from 2001-2004 to help Beyond.com convert from an online store to a services-based business. After a successful wind-up, he became the President of Ideazon, a tech startup in Tel Aviv, Israel, taking it from concept to production and full sales operations in North America; which was later sold to its competitor, SteelSeries. He then joined a nutraceutical company and assisted in establishing their footprint in North America and ultimately obtain $4M in funding from a US VC, before leaving to join Samsung as the leader of IT and Mobility divisions as well as its chief convergence officer. In 2011, he decided to move on from Samsung and elected to venture into the executive placement practice in a boutique firm.
Ron has always believed in giving back and since 2011 has worked as a director at Youthdale Treatment Centre Foundation, a private not for profit that raises money to do research and provide additional programs for children 7-17 dealing with the most severe mental health issues. His passion for this underserved cause led he and his wife to join a fund-raising trip that scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa, raising $500,000 to build a new adolescent mental health care wing at Markham Stouffville Hospital. In 2018, Ron will trek to Base Camp at Mount Everest in another fund-raising effort.
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