Dr. David Ragland
Dr. David Ragland PMP, M.S. in Washington D.C. / USA
David graduated from James Madison University in the United States with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a secondary emphasis in Management Information Systems. He then worked as a management consultant before assuming key global leadership positions at a number of world-class multinational enterprises. Most recently, David served as Senior Vice President of Technology at Marsh and McLennan and was formerly Vice President of Business and Technology Transformation at AIG in the firm’s Latin American and Caribbean division. He is a people-oriented C-level executive with a humanistic, diplomatic and collaborative leadership style; with an established reputation as a results oriented team leader who engenders trust by delivering on commitments and objectives. Today, he serves as SVP at Salesforce as an Innovation and Transformation Executive.
David has an intrinsic passion for research and, in addition to his bachelor’s degree, holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration from IE Business School. His doctoral dissertation explored the moderating effects of national culture and leadership style on cohesion and performance in global virtual teams; and he continues to conduct and publish research related to effective global management and future organizational trends.
As a Senior Advisor he is assisting his team members at SONEAN to navigate more thoroughly through "the Americas" including North and South America where he is strongly rooted and also advises the management on relevant initiatives.