By: HIBERNIAN MEDIA on 02 Jul, 2019 10:55
Ronald Gordon was the founder and majority shareholder of ZGS Communications, Inc., one of the leading independent broadcasting and media companies serving the Spanish-speaking community in the United States.
His strategic thinking, market insight and entrepreneurial outlook allowed ZGS to post steady and consistent growth for over 30 years. The company became the largest independent affiliate group of the Telemundo Network, earning a reputation for operational excellence, creativity, integrity, and community engagement. ZGS was sold to Comcast/NBC Universal in 2017.
In April 2009, taking a leave from ZGS for three years, Mr. Gordon was named President of the Telemundo Station Group at NBC Universal, responsible for the strategic direction and day to day management of the largest Spanish television stations in the country. Over his many years in the media industry, Ron received numerous accolades including 5 Emmy Awards, 2 Telly Awards, and a White House Media Achievement Award.
Mr. Gordon is a founder and director of John Marshall Bank, one of the leading community banks serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The bank has posted steady profits and growth for over 10 years with assets of over $1.4 billion and today is considered one of the best managed and most innovative small business banks in the region.
Ron was born and raised in Peru, and is also proud of his Scottish heritage. His grandfather emigrated to Peru in 1908. Ron studied at Markham College, the British school in Lima, and attributes his upbringing in a football obsessed nation for his love of the game as player and fan.
Ron emigrated to the United States from Peru at the age of 15. He completed his studies at Shore in Sydney, Australia and received a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in economics from Syracuse University. Throughout his professional life he has supported numerous community-based organizations. Ron currently serves on the board of trustees of WETA in Washington, D.C. one of the leading public television stations in the country. He has served on the board of the Arlington Community Foundation, and actively supports various critical service organizations serving people and communities in need.
Ron is honoured and excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the wonderful history and legacy of Hibernian FC. He formed Bydand Sports LLC to acquire the majority shares in Hibs; Bydand is the motto of Clan Gordon, derived from "Bide and Fecht" meaning "stay and fight" as a tribute to his Scottish roots and his love for the game.