Director, Strategic Partnerships
Ryan is a Southern California native and after experiencing the wonderful energy and diversity of Harlem during his first visit to the city in 2006, he made the move to New York City in 2015. After graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Psychology, Ryan began his career at University of Arizona Global, working with students in various graduate programs. After UofA, Ryan joined Year Up, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development, where he led the recruiting and admissions teams for the New York and New Jersey locations. Prior to joining Catchafire, Ryan led sales and customer success at two different early-stage startups that did work in education and talent management.
Ryan is passionate about education, workforce development, travel, health & wellness, and technology. You're likely to find him doing laps in Central Park on his bicycle, practicing yoga, training jiu-jitsu, exploring places far and near, or cooking and enjoying quality time with friends and family.