Ronald Aument

Executive Vice President & SDV Co-Founder

Mr. Aument, a Service-Disabled Veteran of the U.S. Army, is Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Duty First Consulting with extensive experience in operations, policy making, program development and implementation, and public representation. He is a highly accomplished executive with proven experience managing large, diverse and complex organizations. At Duty First Consulting, Mr. Aument provides strategic and tactical guidance to support clients’ business needs, drawing upon the depth and breadth of his experience in senior leadership positions in federal government and BearingPoint LLC (formerly KPMG LLP & KPMG Consulting).

Mr. Aument served the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for over 33 years. As the Chief Operating Officer of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Mr. Aument appeared before Congress and the media. He attended international Veterans’ Affairs forums on policy and operations issues. He led the modernization of VBA’s largest, legacy claims processing and payment system. Earlier in his career, Mr. Aument served as the VA’s Deputy Chief of Staff, he coordinated key Departmental policy initiatives, including providing managerial support for a Blue Ribbon Panel on VA Cardiac Care, guiding a Secretarial Task Force to revamp VA’s administrative review processes, and creating a Departmental strategic plan for employee education and training. Mr. Aument played a vital role in the creation and implementation of a governance structure for managing critical policy issues development and implementation within the Department. He architected a structure for reviewing and approving advisory and assistance contracts of over $.5M, which resulted in first year savings of several million dollars.

Areas of Expertise:

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Policy and Operations, Change Management, Leadership Development, Business Process, Technology Transformation, Veterans Benefits, Claims Processing

Industry Experience:

Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense


Mr. Aument holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Investment Analysis from Pennsylvania State University.