Ron Davis was born and raised in northern New Jersey. He spent nearly ten years in New York City managing global sales and licensing for the publishing houses Simon & Schuster and Sterling Publishing (a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc.). As a filmmaking enthusiast and in his spare time, Ron co-directed/produced Pageant (2009), a film that follows the lives of five female impersonators as they vie for the crown at the 34th annual Miss Gay America Pageant. Pageant made its theatrical debut at New York City's Cinema Village theater and its television premiere on The Sundance Channel. The film was distributed worldwide by Wolfe Video.