• Ron Kratz, CCO

Ron Kratz, CCO

Ron is an executive with international management and sales expertise. Congruent with his global role of Chief Commercial Officer with Lighthouse IP, he is also leading the Lighthouse IP operations in the USA.

He has held senior positions with companies including Thomson/Derwent Information and MicroPatent (both now part of Thomson Science), developing international sales teams and distribution channels. 
In the past, Ron was also CEO of AND-USA, the US arm of a publicly traded Dutch information company.

Ron's entrepreneurial efforts have led to partner positions and advisory roles in several companies ranging from intellectual property to semantic software to construction products. He also serves on the Board of a Not for Profit.  

Ron has an MBA from the University of Stirling, Scotland, a European Diploma from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and a BA from Bloomsburg University, PA.