Ronald A. Croen

Ronald A. Croen is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur who acts as an advisor to CEO’s of start-up and technology growth companies and to technology investors. His experience spans a variety of sectors in the information technology and communications industries. He advises a newly formed and as of yet unannounced tech and media partnership which is making strategic investments in seed and early-stage companies and is a strategic advisor to IVP, a prominent late stage investor.


Mr. Croen was a co-founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nuance Communications for a period of ten years. Nuance is the global leader in voice automation technology and applications, providing software and solutions based on the technologies of speech recognition, speech synthesis, and speaker verification.

Recently, Mr. Croen served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Gordon Institute of the School of Engineering at Tufts University in the Boston area where he taught Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Mr. Croen earned a B.A. from Tufts University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, both with honors.