Ryan leads product and engineering searches within SPMB’s enterprise practice. In his years with SPMB, Ryan has contributed to the success of over 100 searches. His experience translates into an understanding of industry, markets, technology and functions allowing him to intelligently assess clients, critically evaluate candidates, and efficiently cycle projects.
Ryan joined the firm after graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics in 2007.
What are you passionate about?
Economics, investing, business analysis, backpacking, emerging trends, theoretical physics, learning.
What are your favorite quotes?
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” -Albert Einstein
“Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining.” -Theodore Roosevelt
“Powerpoints are the peacocks of the business world; all show, no meat.” – Dwight Schrute
Who would you trade places with for one month?
Someone homesteading in the Alaskan bush or the most powerful person in the world (whoever you are).
Which three words would you use to describe yourself?
Thoughtful, logical, honest.
What’s the most non-traditional job you’ve ever had?
Christmas tree farm in high school or No Limit Texas hold ’em in college.