RoseRyan Vice President David Roberson Named CEO

RoseRyan Vice President David Roberson Named CEO

David Roberson

RoseRyan of Newark, Calif., announced that David Roberson will lead the firm as CEO on Jan. 1.

Roberson, who led Hitachi Data Systems as CEO, joined the firm last year as vice president. He is also the chief executive of RoseRyan subsidiary Kukuza Associates, which concentrates solely on the cannabis market.

Founder Kathy Ryan will transition from CEO to chair while retaining ownership of the Silicon Valley finance and accounting consulting firm she co-founded 26 years ago.

She will continue to work with clients, and will play a large role in RoseRyan’s strategic planning and investments, and serve as director of Bizinta, a business management software company spun out of RoseRyan.

Says Ryan about the change, “Dave is a strong leader – he’s ready to lead RoseRyan as we reach for the next stage of growth, and he’s the right person to take us there.”

Roberson became vice president after leading RoseRyan’s execution of the transition services agreement in DigiCert’s purchase of Symantec’s web security business, which was RoseRyan’s largest engagement to date.

Roberson says, “We’ll be propelling growth across the firm’s solution areas, and we’re well positioned, given the meaningful culture and brand that Kathy and the team have created and fostered over the years. What continues to impress me about RoseRyan is its clear strengths as well as the can-do attitudes and operational savviness that our consultants bring to every engagement.”

Roberson was a senior vice president at HP and worked at Hitachi for 26 years. He is chairman of the board of Push Technology, a global API management company.

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