Rannko Welcomes Ron Laker as Senior Executive Director
We are excited to announce our newest addition to our team: Ron Laker, our Senior Executive Director. Ron will head the sales team by cultivating relationships with large national and international franchise accounts in the digital reputation and digital marketing space. This addition to the company will allow us to continue to help businesses, big and small, to save time focusing on various digital marketing aspects while simultaneously streamlining internal efficiency.
“Originally from Batesville, Indiana, I began my professional journey as a Hall of Fame athlete and former college basketball player at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I majored in Marketing.
I began my career with The David J. Joseph Co. and was recently the President of Trademark Metals Recycling. TMR began from an idea I ‘doodled’ down on a dinner placemat, quickly growing into the largest metals recycler in the Southeast. Under my watch, employee approval ratings climbed from 47% to 97% and generated $700 million in sales with 700 employees. During my career, I have spent 30 years in various roles of both Commercial and Executive positions.
Soon, I transitioned into starting Next Century Studios NCS.tv, which merged into the Media Plex of Tampa Bay. I’ve been involved with businesses ranging from Restaurants and Media to Technology and Real Estate, coaching and consulting Entrepreneurs and mid-size companies with successful growth and media strategies.
After transitioning from the Metals Recycling Industry into Digital Media with NCS.tv and The Media Plex, I am pleased to join Rannko as Senior Executive Director. Rannko is the most comprehensive and affordable Reputation Management and Social Media Platform on the market, and I am happy to become part of a company dedicated to helping businesses strengthen their brand reputation.
Rannko specializes in Reputation Management solutions for multi-unit businesses, but does not just stop there. They bring to the table a full gamut of software solutions that help define brand unity, improve marketing efficiency and improve consumer awareness.”
Welcome aboard, Ron, and we look forward to the wealth of knowledge and skills you bring to the Rannko family.