Ryan loves turning bold ideas into reality. His superpower is complexity-busting–guiding leaders to make sense of business and industry complexities in order to confidently execute. As a Director, Ryan partners with corporations and universities to co-design and structure investments in new venture-backable startups to unlock innovation. His career has intertwined strategy, product design, and innovation within Fortune 500 companies, venture capital, and startups. The common thread of Ryan’s career has been a desire to make the world a better place through thoughtfully designed business models, products, and experiences. Ryan is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with masters and bachelors degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial design. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two children.