Originally from Reston, Virginia, Ryan has lived in New York City for the last decade. He earned his B.S. in commerce, with concentrations in finance and management, at the University of Virginia. Ryan spent over 10 years in private equity and investment banking at Liberty Partners and at Rothschild. While at Liberty Partners, he led the investment in Avenues: The World School, where he witnessed the power of a premier primary education. He was drawn to Whittle School & Studios by the opportunity to create a global school network and its potential to have a transformational impact on its students and the world.