Ron Frechette, CPCFounder & CEO
Areas of Expertise
- Business transformation
- Restructuring and turnaround
- Growth strategy
- M&A transaction support
- Business Administration & Management, Florida State College at Jacksonville
- Business Administration & Operations, Seminole State College of Florida
Ron Frechette serves as CEO (Chief Evangelist Officer) and Managing Partner for GoldSky Security. Frechette is a seasoned entrepreneur who has over 30 years of experience building service-based businesses from concept to cashflow across various industries. Ron was introduced to the information security industry in 2009 when he was contracted by a former colleague to build a healthcare security and compliance practice for Coalfire Systems. Ron built a robust pipeline of enterprise healthcare companies in need of HIPAA/HITECH compliance support within 6 months and was asked to join the company full time to lead the Southeast regional expansion efforts. Under his leadership, he set up offices across the region while recruiting, hiring, and managing a team of Regional Sales Managers selling IT Governance, Risk and Compliance services throughout the Southeastern US and Caribbean.
In 2015, The Carlyle Group and Chertoff Group acquired a majority stake in Coalfire. After five years and fulfilling his obligation to build the Healthcare Practice and Southeast Region for Coalfire, Ron saw the need and had a passion to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) build formal cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance programs. He founded GoldSky Security in 2016 with the core purpose of educating, transforming and protecting SMBs from the onslaught of cyber-attacks we see in today’s Digital Age.
Ron is a proud US Coast Guard veteran and served as an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years. He enjoys giving back to his community through various charitable organizations.