Ron Fountain (DM 1999) has recently been appointed the Chair of the MetroHealth System Board of Trustees for a term that runs through 2013. The MetroHealth System is among the nation's largest public medical institutions and one of the largest healthcare providers in Ohio. Dr. Fountain has served on the board since 1997.
Dr. Fountain completed the DM program in the early years of the program - as part of the second cohort - and he believes the program enabled him to "think at a far bigger level." According to Dr. Fountain, the DM program was "the most profound intellectual learning experience that I've had. It focuses on practice, it focuses on the creative side of practice... It's not that I know a lot more, I probably do, it's that I ask better questions today. It has provided me with a new way of thinking ... it was freeing and liberating and quite amazing."
Dr. Ronald Fountain was formerly the Dean of the School of Business at Walsh University. Prior to that he was a senior executive for a variety of organizations, most recently as the managing partner and co-founder of Capital Acceleration Partners, LLC; a value creating business investment firm located in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Fountain's experience includes many years as a commercial banker, an investor-relations executive, and as an executive officer in an investment management firm. In addition, he served as the CFO of two large public companies and was a Principal in a turnaround management-consulting firm. In addition to his DM degree, Dr. Fountain earned an MBA from Case's Weatherhead School in 1983.