Ransden started his career in IT in the financial services industry in the early 90s where he led the adoption and integration of client server computing and leading-edge networking technologies. As Manager of Technology Services, he was responsible for the corporate infrastructure, data center, network, help desk, application deployment, and corporate application services. This experience led him to become IT Director for several leading network and data center companies, building advanced IT, networking, application, database, storage, compute, and security infrastructures.
Ransden subsequently held management positions with International Computerware Inc., later acquired by Lumenate, with broad responsibilities, including leading the company’s transition from a professional services company to a comprehensive consulting, solutions, and integration organization, and directed the establishment of new channel partner alliances and partnerships. Following the Lumenate acquisition, Ransden ran Sales and Consulting for the East Region.
The shift in how technology was being consumed over the past couple years, and the transition that technology partners would need to make to lead this new model, led Ransden to join the founding team of Pinnacle Technology Partners.
A 1991 graduate of the University at Albany, SUNY with a BS Degree in Management Information Systems, Ransden went on to earn a Masters in Management Information Systems in 1999 from Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business.