Ryan is an entrepreneur in digital media, publishing, conferences, angel investing, and commercial real estate investing and development.
Ryan is the former CEO and Vice-Chairman at Bisnow Media, North America's largest producer of commercial real estate news and events. Bisnow's 80 employees operate in 28 metro markets hosting over 300 annual conferences attracting more than 70,000 attendees.
Ryan is also a co-founder of Summit. Summit, called the Davos for Gen-Y by Forbes, began as an event series with a mission to unite world leaders through environments and events designed to catalyze positive personal and collective growth. Today, Summit is an events company, hospitality brand, ski resort operator with its 10,000 acre mountain development in Eden, Utah, and angel investor with investments in firms like Uber and Warby Parker. Summit employs 75 full time.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Ryan worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and subsequently as an acquisitions specialist for The Carlyle Group.
|May 5, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Bisnow purchased for a reported $50 million|
|May 5, 2016||Fortune - Here's Proof Media Startups Can Succeed Without Venture Capital|
|May 5, 2016||therealdeal.com - Bisnow sells for $50M to private equity firm|
|Nov 22, 2015||Huffington Post - Tech - 3,000 Millennials on a Cruise Ship: An Insider's Look Into Summit at Sea 2015|
|Sep 4, 2014||Mashable - 40+ Professional Events to Help You Find Your Competitive Edge|
|Jul 22, 2013||Businessweek - The Guys Putting Jet Packs on Commercial Real Estate Brokers|
|Nov 25, 2008||CNet - Young entrepreneurs bond on the beach - CNET|