Ron grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from The University of Montreal, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Michigan State University. Ron’s diverse career background includes working at Michigan State University and The Ohio State University as well as an Organizational Psychologist for large companies including Ohio Health, Ashland Oil, Victoria’s Secret, Coca Cola and The Limited Brand. In 2001 Ron obtained his Real Estate and Broker's license joining The Raines Group shortly thereafter.
In his role as Managing Partner Ron's strategic planning skills have helped The Raines Group become the #1 Real Estate Team in Ohio and one of the top 100 teams in the country as cited by The Wall Street Journal. Ron and his wife, Sandy Raines, have a son, Nathan, who recently graduated from the Business School at The Ohio State University and works at Amnet, a Digital Advertising Company. Their daughter, Laura, a University of Michigan Alumna, now works for Google in Chicago. This sets the stage for a lot of friendly family rivalry. When not working with The Raines Group, Ron spends his free time reading, working out, biking, skiing and traveling the world.