Columbia Venture Community
Ryan is a San Francisco-based Lean Startup consultant and university lecturer with senior leadership experience in product design, marketing, and user experience at technology companies in New York City, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Prior to founding LeanStudio, he led marketing at several high-growth startups including Lean Startup Machine and Advisor. Over the past decade, Ryan has facilitated Lean Startup workshops and consulting projects across the U.S., Europe, and Asia—helping thousands of product managers, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders validate and launch new products faster.
He is also the Global President of the Columbia Venture Community (CVC), a community of more than 5,000+ Columbia alumni interested in all aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation. Founded in 2006, CVC has hosted nearly 400 events around the world, including more than a dozen pitch events for Columbia-founded tech startups.