Entrepreneur in Residence
Ron Hirson is an entrepreneurial executive who brings a decade of business and product management experience from Boku & AT&T, and as EIR, will work with the Mayfield team to evaluate investment opportunities and share insights with the portfolio. Most recently, Ron was co-founder, President at BOKU, where his responsibilities included creating and managing the BOKU product/service, go-to-market plan, marketing, public relations, business development and corporate development. Previously, he served as Vice President of Product Management at AT&T Interactive, and was responsible for the company’s new and existing advertising products and features that generated $1B in revenue annually.
Prior to the acquisition of Ingenio by AT&T, Ron served as Vice President of Product Management where he led the product management team for Ingenio. Ron was CEO and co-founder of The Digs Network, which was acquired by iDrive.com in 2000, and began his career as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse.
Ron is an inventor on 25 issued patents and 140 filed patents. He holds a BA from UCLA where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Ron has completed the Alcatraz Swim 3 times; twice under 37 minutes and most recently alongside his wife, Lorie.