Ryan is a technology entrepreneur and investor. He is the CEO of Connect in San Francisco. Previously, he was the CEO of iContact and an MBA student at Harvard Business School. Ryan also leads Connect Ventures, focusing on investments in clean energy, software, and the intersection of natural user interfaces and consumer technology. Ryan served as Board Chairman of Nourish.org from 2008-2012, as an inaugural member of the UN Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council from 2011-2013, and during the 2012 Presidential Election served as a National Co-Chairperson for Technology for Obama. Ryan also worked with the U.S. Department of State teaching entrepreneurship in Cairo following the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Ryan was a Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute Fellow in Spring 2013.