Ryan, a Connecticut native, is an engineer by degree having started his career at Sikorsky Aircraft in the Fortune 500 corporate ecosystem, but has since pivoted to the entreprenurial lifestyle. In January, 2012 he took a leap of faith, and moved to Greenville to join the leadership team at ADEX Machining Technologies, leaving behind everyone and everything he knew. He quickly became emersed in Greenville, networking his way through as many organizations as possible and growing a huge passion for workforce and economic development.
In 2015, when ADEX was positioned for private equity acquisition, Ryan exited the company and began driving iMAGINE Upstate, a program and downtown festival designed to inspire students about workforce opportunities through STEM education. This was just the starting point for several entrepreneurial ventures for Ryan, as he is now positioning himself as a millennial thought leader in Greenville, seeking the next catalyst project that will build off of our successes. He is excited about Greenville’s future as a smart and sustainable city, and he is always looking to bridge the gap between organizations, generations, and communities; to bring together individuals that can get things done.