CEO & Co-Founder
Ron is the CEO and Co-Founder of Enjoy, the first mobile retail store available on-demand. Enjoy delivers a product purchased on-line with a trained person to get you up and running within minutes for free.
Enjoy has partnered with premier technology companies including AT&T, Google, Apple, Sonos, British Telecom, and Rogers to bring their products directly to customers. Ron founded Enjoy in 2015 and currently serves customers throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and will be launching Canada in 2019 with plans to arrive in continental Europe in 2020 and beyond.
Enjoy’s unique business model provides the convenience of ordering online with the confidence you gain in a store all in the comfort of your own home. The 1500 employees who serve customers are all highly trained, full time employees who own stock in the company.
Ron is perhaps best known for the work he did creating and leading the Apple Stores during their first twelve years. Working directly for Steve Jobs, while serving as a member of Apple’s Executive team,Ron imagined the Apple Retail Store concept and oversaw its development and operations from 2000 through 2012. Under Ron’s leadership Apple opened nearly 400 stores in 13 Countries around the world and became legendary for their unique service model and incredible productivity. Apple’s stock increased 15 fold during the years Ron worked at Apple.
Prior to his time at Apple Ron was highly regarded for the work he did as the merchant leader at Target Stores, the United States leading upscale Discount Stores. He helped the 1700 store Target chain differentiate itself through design and skillful marketing. Ron spent the majority of his 15 years at Target from 1984 through 2000 in merchandising leadership positions. During Ron’s tenure as General Merchandise Manager he developed and sourced Mens, Womens, Kids and Home merchandise from countries throughout the world. Target’s stock increased 12 fold during the years Ron worked at Target.
Ron also served as the CEO of JCPenney during 2012 and 2013. Ron attempted to re-make the 110 year old moderate department store with an innovative vision that re-imagined the Department Store but was met with resistance internally and externally. He stepped down from this position after 15 months.
Ron currently is in the seventh year of a ten year term as a Trustee of Stanford University and serves as a member of several of its committees. Ron also served for nine years as Vice Chair of the Stanford Health Care System and continues to serve Co-Chair of the Campaign for Stanford Medicine: a $1 billion campaign to build the new Stanford Hospital and lead the Biomedical Revolution through investments in research, big data, and breakthroughs in clinical care.
Ron is a Board Member of several private companies in the Bay Area including Enjoy, Globality, Philz Coffee and the Melt. Ron also is a Managing Partner and Co-Owner of Stamos Capital Partners, a Bay Area investment fund that manages nearly $5 billion in assets for high net worth families.
Ron lives in Atherton, California and also has a home in St Jean Cap Ferrat, France. Ron has been married to his wife Karen for 25 years and has two children: Elizabeth is 23 and works in Product Marketing at Instagram and Will is 21 and a Junior majoring in Product Design at Stanford.