Ronald Fowlkes posts frequently to his blog, particularly about his affinity for hockey. One of his more recent posts describes the accomplishments of Professional Hockey Goalie, Jeff Glass. Glass spent nearly 14 years playing both international and minor league hockey, and in December 2017 he made his first rookie appearance in the National Hockey League. Fowlkes says that Jeff deserves this opportunity to play due to his perseverance in the many years he spent working to achieve his dream.
Ronald Fowlkes is a man of many trades. Marine, St. Louis P.D. SWAT Team lead; these are just some of the titles that he has held. In his current position as Director of Business Development for FirstSpear, he takes part in the development and delivery of top quality gear for security departments. Fowlkes is a strong proponent of teamwork, and as a team leader, he focuses on leading by example. He believes that teamwork strongly influences the success of his ideas. To stay organized on a day-to-day basis, Fowlkes habitually creates lists and uses a journal to keep track of tasks that require completion.
As an entrepreneur, Ronald believes that surrounding yourself with good people is of great importance. He recommends that entrepreneurs gain the ability to learn from others, as this is often the key to finding the right answers. In his current line of work as Director of Business Development, Fowlkes is primarily responsible for coordinating with professional users from Law Enforcement and Military communities. He says that new ideas generally come from both the field and from the end users based on relationships that have already been established.
Fowlkes says word of mouth is a marketing strategy that works for FirstSpear, and due to their product quality being of such high caliber, they’ve found that business will often come to them. FirstSpear has a customer-driven focus, and according to Ronnie Fowlkes, this is what drives company growth. Recently, Fowlkes became a partial owner of the company and feels a greater depth of responsibility towards the company’s success. But even so, he still believes that his failures have served him well, and they’ve helped him push the limits and try new things.