Ryan currently serves as a Partner at Floodgate, where he leads early stage investments in technology companies. A student of great products and how they impact culture, his focus areas include marketplaces, subscription businesses, and products that include unique network effects and social psychology.
Prior to Floodgate, Ryan directed product management for media at Apple, including Apple Music and the iTunes stores for movies, music, and television. He joined Apple as part of the Beats by Dre acquisition, where he was Vice President of Product, managing design, product development, analytics, and growth. Prior to working with Beats, Ryan spent 15 years starting ventures, building businesses or helping others do the same.
He respects the process of creating something out of nothing, and believes that technology can be our vehicle to turn science into art, and vice versa.
Ryan actively performs improvisational theater and is a noted storyteller. He has produced and deejayed electronic music for over 15 years, under an alias.
Education: Computer Science, BS. University of Pittsburgh. Telecommunications, MS. University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon. Management, Fellowship. Carnegie Mellon.