Ronald Miolla earned his B.A. in economics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1982. Upon graduation he worked for NCR Corporation for 14 years, and held several positions including systems engineer, program manager, district manager, and regional director. As regional director, Miolla was responsible for operations and financial management throughout Latin America. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Southern Maine in 1990.
In 1996, Miolla was recruited to start a new division at Hewlett Packard (HP) focusing on the United States banking market. This organization grew to a $700 million dollar business. During his time with HP, he worked extensively with financial institutions such as Citibank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Bank of America. He was also an active member of the Bank Administrative Institute, and the American Bankers Association.
In 2000, Miolla joined Digimarc Corporation in Tualatin as director of strategic planning and marketing. While at Digimarc, he was an inventor on multiple patents to apply digital watermarking technology to security, packaging, and financial applications. He worked with companies such as Microsoft, International Paper, and Pitney Bowes Corporation on joint projects. Miolla has been teaching at Concordia University-Portland since 2003, and has developed and taught courses in finance, accounting, and economics. His primary interests are in pricing strategy, use of leverage in financing, and investment management.
Miolla's personal and community activities include coaching youth soccer, coaching the Wilsonville High School tennis team, and volunteering to run community tennis programs for youth and families.