Dr. Ron McFarland is a consultant, published author, educator, and researcher with 30 years of professional practice and leadership. His expertise in the areas of technology and security will add new dimensions to the SPI Team, and his experience will be beneficial to the company’s clients.
Ron holds numerous impressive certifications. He has successfully led large database and security development projects for the financial services, nuclear power, defense, and manufacturing industry sectors.
His career background includes service at the executive levels of several universities including the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Northern Arizona University, University of Maryland, and Western New Mexico University. He served as an academic dean of the Business and Computer Systems Division for DeAnza College in Cupertino, California, and the School of Applied Technologies at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California.
As a chief technology officer, information technology Director, and project manager, he managed numerous programs. His skills include negotiations, continuous improvement expertise, cybersecurity, technology, and a deep understanding of public sector practices, culture, and needs.