Ryan is a Senior Director of Investments at Leaps by Bayer. As the impact venture arm for Bayer, Leaps backs founders and business with distinct technology disruption potential. For over a decade, Ryan has helped founders build companies from concept to acquisition, and his personal passion rests squarely on the elimination of global food insecurity. At Leaps he sits on the boards of EarthOptics, SoundAg, Amfora, NewLeaf Symbiotics, and IBI-Ag and is an active angel investor throughout the sector of AgTech.
Prior to joining Leaps, he founded Tabard Venture Capital, was a Vice President at Fidelity Investments, a commercial product lead at Digital Globe, as well as consultant at evolaris (Austria) and Booz Allen Hamilton in a number of global assignment.
Ryan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in Mathematical Economics with an emphasis on Systems Engineering. He also graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University with a MA in Law and Diplomacy International Finance, Trade, and International Business.
He is an avid outdoorsman, conservationist, and especially enjoys fly fishing on Colorado's gold-medal waters and pheasant hunting in the mid-west.