Ron Sharon

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Ron Sharon
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Born (1979-10-03) October 3, 1979 (age 42)
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States/Israel
OccupationTechnology and Cyber Expert
Organization(ISC)2, ISACA
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Children1
Websiteronsharon.com

Ron Sharon (born 3 October 1979) is an Israeli-American technologist, cyber security expert and information privacy advocate. He currently serves as the Vice President of IT at Mercer Advisors.[1] He is a highly acclaimed cybersecurity specialist with over a decade’s experience and has successfully completed numerous projects for IT security and infrastructure.[2]

Sharon is considered as one of the leading IT security experts, who holds multiple certifications from (ISC)², AXELOS, and Wharton. Throughout his career, he has worked for several prolific companies such as Ibotta, Maxsys, and Zetta Pros. Sharon specializes in cloud architecture, disaster recovery, KPI analysis, and change management.[3]

As a keynote speaker, Sharon speaks at conferences and industry events on the topics of cybersecurity, IT infrastructure, and product design. He has been often covered by the media publications for his steadfast professional journey by Influencive,[4] Daily Scanner,[5] Business News Ledger,[6] Sunrise News,[7] Tech Times,[8] Toggle Magazine, and others.

Early life and education

Sharon was born on October 3, 1979, in Israel. He grew up with two older siblings. When Sharon was nine years old, he got his first computer with a 286 processor and 8 megabytes of RAM.

Later, as a teenager, Sharon enlisted in Israel Defense Forces, where he served as an MP and then enrolled in the Diversity Visa Program. A year later, Sharon became one of the 100,000 individuals that won and moved to the United States. He then acquired a certificate in Leadership and Management. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Career

Sharon started his career in early 2000 at an OEM car parts facility in Huntington Beach, where he packed water pumps. He then became a youth counselor for Israeli Scouts in Irvine. A year later, Sharon ventured into the IT industry with the help of a friend and became an IT manager for a test equipment manufacturing company.[9]

In 2008, Sharon became the director of technology at Zetta Pros, an IT services platform, where he worked for over five years. During his time there, Sharon oversaw IT operations for a number of Global 500 clients, including the Clippers and Cannon. He also played an integral role in hiking up the company's overall ROI.[10]

In 2014, Sharon became a senior IT security consultant at Maxsys LLC, where he worked for over two years. During his time there, Sharon created and implemented several security programs and played a major role in increasing the company’s overall productivity by 15%.[11]

In 2016, Sharon became the director of technology at Ibotta, where he worked for two years. During his time there he led a team of 7 managers and was responsible for reducing connectivity costs and downtime.[12]

In 2018, Sharon joined Mercer Advisors as a director of IT and within two years was promoted to the post of VP - leading a team of 15 business executives. In 2020 he also became a member of Aphinia.[13]

Licenses and certifications

  • Scrum Master Certified (SMC), Scrum Alliance, Issued in 2017
  • ITIL Foundation, AXELOS Global Best Practices, Issued in 2017
  • CISSP, (ISC)², Issued in 2018
  • ITIL Practitioner, AXELOS Global Best Practices, Issued in 2018
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, Issued in 2020
  • Leadership and Management Certificate Program, Wharton Online, Issued in 2021

Personal life

Sharon is married with one daughter. He is fluent in Hebrew and English.

In the media

References

  1. "Ron Sharon – Mercer Advisors". ToggleMAG. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  2. "The Ron Sharon Guide For Getting A Head Start In Cybersecurity". Kev's Best. 18 September 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  3. Mak, Veronica (18 September 2021). "Why More IT Students Are Following Ron Sharon Into The Cybersecurity Field". Josep Vinaixa. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  4. "How to get Better Cyber Security Talent When it is Needed Most". Influencive. 18 October 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  5. "Ron Sharon On The Vitality Of Cyber-Security In Modern Business". Daily Scanner. 18 September 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  6. "Ron Sharon On Why Cyber Security is Not Just A Helpful Addition – It's Necessary". Business News Ledger. 18 September 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  7. Michaels, Jane (18 September 2021). "Why Cybersecurity Experts Like Ron Sharon Are on The Meteoric Rise". Sunrise News. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  8. Thompson, David (13 October 2021). "Is the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage As Bad As It Seems". Tech Times. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  9. "404 Template - Life News PRO". Clear Publicist. Retrieved 9 November 2021. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  10. Johnson, Tina (18 September 2021). "Why Ron Sharon Is On A Cybersecurity Pathway Of Constant Learning". The Marketing Folks. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  11. "Podcast". Mind Your Biz. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  12. "Interview with Cybersecurity specialist Ron Sharon - The Culture News". soundcloud.com. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  13. "10 Top & Best Cyber Security and Technology Experts". Kev's Best. 18 September 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.

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