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Ronald Coombs

Platform Finance and Operations Executive

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Ronald Coombs

Ron Coombs is an Operations and Finance Executive at NCP with expertise in implementing strategy and improving financial operations in a variety of industries. Ron's focus is on implementing financial and operating systems in dynamic, entrepreneurial environments to manage and facilitate growth. Ron's experience includes private equity, strategic planning, financial services as well as work with small business and real estate development.

Between 1995 and 2006, Ron was Chief Financial Officer of Mellon Ventures, from its creation in partnership with Mellon Financial Corporation. Ron managed all financial operations information technology, regulatory compliance and administrative matters of the firm as it expanded to 5 national offices with over 200 investors. Mellon Ventures invested $1.4 billion in 140 operating companies and 70 private equity partnerships. From 2007 to 2009 he worked on the integration teams created to implement the merger of Bank of New York and Mellon Financial Corporation.

Previously, Ron was the Chief Financial Officer of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation, a nonprofit, regional economic development, finance and real estate firm, which owns and manages a $155 million portfolio of industrial, flex and office space throughout the Southwestern PA region. Prior positions include Chief Operating Officer of ImPACT Applications, Inc. a start-up software company, and the New York office of Kenneth Leventhal & Co where Ron began his career as a Certified Public Accountant.

Ron is currently an officer and board member of Lutheran SeniorLife, which manages residential living, personal care and assisted living services and programs throughout Southwestern PA, including the region's premier Alzheimer's care program.

Ron received a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo with concentrations in Accounting and Financial Analysis. Raised in central New York state he and his wife Laura live in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and have two children.