Leadership Team

 

Barry Ross is President and Co-Founder Ross & Ross International (RRI)

  • Digital Transformation Specialist
  • Digital Transformation Training & Coaching
  • Business Assessments for Digital Transformation
  • CRM(Customer Relationship Management)
    & Sales Productivity Consulting
  • Task Force / Committee Tech Advisor
  • Partner Programs
  • Leadership Development & Coach
  • Technology Editor of RRI website
  • Evernote Certified Consultant (ECC / EBCC)
  • Guest Speaker (Digital Transformation, Sales Productivity & Future Tech Trends)
  • Silicon Valley Strategic Partner
  • Founding member of a National Healthcare Think Tank focused on transforming the healthcare industry

Experience

  • Over 20 years of high-tech, financial, retail, travel and tourism, and health care industry experience in Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and building world-class profitable Sales Teams
  • Co-Founder and President of a 50-person Startup in Silicon Valley
  • Built, implemented and ran a 50-person Inside Sales organization in a Fortune 50 company 
  • Currently hosting a series of free educational 30-minute webinars for Small & Midsize Businesses (SMBs) to help Executives and Managers digitally transform their companies
  • Developed a cloud-based training course (self-paced) for Executives and Management Teams titled: "What Every Executive & Manager Needs To Know About Digital Transformation"
  • Personal Coach and Mentor to Executives, Managers and Professionals
  • Worked in the US, UK, Canada, China, Singapore, US Virgin Islands and Iran
  • Before joining the Company full-time in 1991, I was with Hewlett-Packard, Deloitte & Touche, CitiGroup, New England Medical Center and Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
  • Served as the Vice President of Technology & on the Board of Directors for the Silicon Valley American Marketing Association
  • Elected President & on the Board of Directors (for eight years) of the American Teleservices Association, Northern California Chapter
  • Frequent Industry Speaker and blogs on the latest Business Transformation, Productivity Best Practices, High-Tech Solutions, CRM Problems and Fixes, and on Consumer Electronics
  • Graduated from Northeastern University Engineering Program, specializing in Industrial Engineering and Process Improvement

Personal

Originally from New York, Alana and I got married in London and now we both live in Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area). My most memorable and fun project was with the Ministry of Finance in Iran. I have some really amazing stories... if you're interested. My hobbies include: traveling, photography and videos, movies, 49er football, Golden State Warriors basketball, reading, technology and consumer electronics, walking, meditation and spending time with family and friends.

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Connect to Barry on LinkedIn


Alana Ross is Co-Founder of Ross & Ross International (RRI)

Experience

  • 20 years of Marketing experience in high-tech, financial, and travel and tourism industries 
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) - Wordpress, Squarespace, Dreamweaver, Hootsuite
  • Editor of Love to Eat and Travel - a Ross & Ross International (RRI) company
  • Created two online SWAG stores - one featuring thousands of travel-related products for Love to Eat and Travel, and the other for Ross & Ross International featuring motivational, inspirational and sales productivity products
  • Prior to co-founding RRI, worked at Visa International, Franklin Funds and S&W Foods
  • International work experience: Clairol, Xerox Corporation and Martini & Rossi
  • Planned, organized and managed meetings, seminars and events in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the U.S.
  • As an HP Meeting Consultant, organized and managed Hewlett-Packard’s Northern California Installed Base Seminars and Special Events
  • 10+ years experience in Yoga and Meditation. Meditation Training & Coaching offering tips on how to reduce stress and anxiety, achieve more focus and increase productivity at home and at work using Mindfulness Meditation techniques
  • Created, designed and developed two online Meditation/Stress Management Training classes
  • Leads a free cloud-based Mini Meditation Course for beginners: "How To Meditate Every Day For 60-seconds"
  • Instructor for a self-paced cloud-based Meditation Course: "Mindfulness Meditation: 7 Simple Steps To Zen"

Personal

Originally from London (Barry and I got married there), we now live in Silicon Valley (San Francisco Bay Area). I've lived and worked in England, Okinawa (Japan), Israel, Massachusetts, Texas and California. Hobbies include: Travel, dining, writing/blogging, yoga, mindfulness meditation, walking, reading, movies, music, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers football.

Connect to Alana on LinkedIn


Fun Co-Founder Facts:

  • Favorite Vacation: China & Italy
  • Favorite Cities: London, NY and San Francisco
  • Favorite Beach: Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
  • Favorite Foods: Italian, Asian-Fusion and Seafood
  • Favorite Sci-Fi Movies: Avatar and The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Favorite Books: The Alchemist & How to Win Friends & Influence People
  • Most Memorable Vacation Activity: Swimming with the Dolphins in the Bahamas
  • Bucket List Travel: Taj Mahal, India and Turks & Caicos Islands