Ryan Frankel is the CEO and Co-Founder of VerbalizeIt, the company that delivers instant access to a global community of 19,000+ human translators. VerbalizeIt was recently honored by PhoCusWright as the 2013 Travel Startup of the Year.
He is an MBA graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate alumnus of Haverford College where he studied Economics and Spanish and pitched for the varsity baseball team.
Prior to Wharton, Ryan was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Special Situations Group in New York City where he focused on middle market private equity transactions and the operational management of the portfolio companies.
He is also a recipient of the 2013 Class of 35 Top Travel Innovators and a frequent columnist in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Wharton, and OPEN forum by American Express.
Ryan is an endurance enthusiast who has enjoyed competing in an Ironman triathlon and a marathon.
He lives in New York City with his beautiful fiancée.
|May 24, 2016||Alley Watch - This NYC Startup Was Just Acquired to Destroy This Barrier|
|May 21, 2016||Vator.tv - M&A roundup - week ending 5/21/16|
|May 20, 2016||TNooz - VerbalizeIt is acquired by Smartling, in a translation mash-up|
|May 19, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Shark Tank alumnus VerbalizeIt sells to fellow N.Y.C. translation expert Smartling|
|Nov 4, 2015||Business Insider (tech) - Getting sick in China might've been the best thing to happen to this startup founder|
|Nov 4, 2015||Business Insider Australia - Getting sick in China might've been the best thing to happen to this startup founder|
|Feb 24, 2015||TechCrunch - The “Shark Tank” Effect On Apps|
|Nov 3, 2013||GeekWire - Q&A: Is it better to start up alone, or with a team?|