Ryan is the Associate Director of the Duke Angel Network. He is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, and execution of investments, as well as providing ongoing support and advice to companies in the DAN portfolio. Ryan helped to launch and manage DAN during its first year of operation while he was enrolled at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

Prior to enrolling at Fuqua, Ryan was an Associate at Chertoff Capital, a boutique investment bank in Washington, D.C., where he advised companies in the national security and information security industries on mergers and acquisitions. Ryan began his career at KippsDeSanto & Co., another boutique investment bank in the D.C. area. He has advised on over $2 billion in transaction value.

Ryan holds a B.S. from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and an M.B.A. from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.