Ryan is a strategic operator who specializes in helping bring bold new brands to market and revitalizing existing businesses’ marketing efforts.
He started his career as a Project Manager at MakerBot — a 3D-printing technology manufacturer — where he worked on the Strategy & Innovation team responsible for R&D, M&A, and partnerships. He later served as Senior Manager of New Market Development at littleBits — a STEAM education startup that was acquired by Sphero — and as Strategy Director at 9 Dots Community Learning Center — a nonprofit dedicated to providing computer science education to underserved communities in Los Angeles. Most recently, Ryan spent 5 years at Techstars, one of the largest investors in high-tech startups. He started as Brand Manager, but was quickly promoted to Creative Lead, and eventually, Director of Brand Strategy.
Ryan holds a degree in sustainable urban dynamics, entrepreneurship, and innovation from Arizona State University.