Ron Heffernan

A serial entrepreneur, angel investor and former investment banker, Ron has over 25 years of hands-on experience in executive leadership, sales, strategy, finance and capital raising for companies at every stage of the business cycle and across industry verticals.

 Currently, Ron is General Partner of Mountain Pacific Venture Fund, a VC fund investing in early-stage life sciences companies in the Mountain West and in South Korea. In 2014, Ron co-founded Church & State, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to creating a sustainable business incubation platform and entrepreneur ecosystem. He is also Managing Partner of LDD, a strategic management consulting and angel investing firm focused on life sciences.

Previously, Ron served as CEO of multiple technology and web development companies, most notably Lead Dog Design, an award-winning web development firm that served numerous Fortune 500 clients. Lead Dog Design was sold, reacquired and ultimately sold again to Bridgeline Software [NASDAQ:BLIN]. Earlier in his career, Ron was a top sales representative for Pitney Bowes, Olympus Medical and Circon ACMI.