Leading From The C-Suite: Ron Gidron of xtype On Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective C-Suite Executive

Aug 29, 2023

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series. Before we dive into our discussion, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you share with us the backstory about what brought you to your specific career path?

Igrew up on a kibbutz in Israel and was very happy driving tractors and combine harvesters as a young boy; my father was an entrepreneur. He built a large paper factory in the kibbutz and built an international business out of it. He returned from a trip to London in 1983, and I got a Sinclair Zx Spectrum — my first computer. This old computer used a black and white TV and a cassette player that loaded a Logo programming prompt. I was hooked. Later in life, I left the kibbutz and got my first job at a company called Mercury Interactive which pioneered automated testing and was extremely successful; my career took me from there to here through several important stations, but I am happy to say that I feel I am fortunate to have been given that gift by my father so early that triggered my curiosity and led me down a path that I am still on today.

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