Co-founder of Everest Web SEO, Ron E. Porter has 24 years in the high tech industry with companies such as Altiris, Inc., Novell, Tanner Southwest, and Magee Walpole Enterprises. Initially working in Novell’s Customer Service team, Ron saw the opportunity to create chargeable service focused on Novell’s enterprise customers. Novell Premium Services was born, nurtured and matured under his direction. Over the course of 8 years Premium Services revenue grew to $65 million annually. Ron moved from Services management to direct Services Business Development and after a 1 year stint jumped at the opportunity to help a small startup company build their services revenue ”“ Altiris, Inc.
Ron also recently partnered in two successful online retail businesses: Blood Education Center and Campman.com.
In addition to his business pursuits, Ron has written several articles and books on positive affirmation, historical fiction, and business principles, and is currently working on becoming a published author.
Life’s greatest adventure for Ron is marriage and rearing a family with his wife Debbie. Nothing else in life has come close to the drama, joy, challenge, and reward of this greatest of adventures. 30 years of married life and 5 children later Ron’s passion for family continues to grow!
Ron shares several other hobbies with whoever is willing to join in: writing, jeeping, camping, hiking, photography, street rods, golfing, musing on religion and history, landscaping, and gardening. Ron owns a tough ”˜91 Wrangler ”“ set up to dig & a trick 1955 Chevy step-side big window street rod (www.porterbuiltstreetrods.com). The power mill hidden in this classic ”˜55 is total Corvette! Ron’s one-of-a-kind tri-5 has won several car show awards and was featured on the cover of Classic Trucks September 2006 issue. Ron is a graduate of Arizona Technical College and has successfully completed executive level training from the likes of Rapport Leadership Institute.