Ron Tarro '81

Ron Tarro is the President and CEO of SD, Inc, a Delray Beach, Florida based telecommunications software and services firm. He graduated from St. John's University in 1981 with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. He later earned a Master's of Science from the University of Minnesota in Management of Technology.

Ron began his career as a software developer and project manager at IBM in Rochester, MN. He held management positions in IBM's sales and marketing division before joining the management consulting group within Ernst & Young. There he managed projects involving product strategy and strategic market analysis for global information technology and telecommunications clients including Motorola, ITT Aerospace and Defense, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and others. Locally he managed information systems strategy projects at Dayton Hudson, Carlson Companies, St. Paul Companies and others. Along the way, Ron managed the consulting firm's collaborations with MIT, Boston University and others.

Ron joined SDD in 2000 as its President and CEO. SDD develops software tools and management services which help owners of private voice and data networks provide excellent services to visitors, guests and tenants of their properties. SDD's communications management products manage the telephone and internet revenues for hundreds of the largest and most prestigious commercial properties across North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Customers include Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and virtually every casino in Las Vegas.

Ron is married to Dina Tarro, a Florida native and general legal counsel for SDD. They have two children, Dominic age 9 and Lucia age 7. Ron plays clarinet, saxophone, and the flute and is a member of the 70 musician Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches where he is the organization's President.