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Ryan pivoted from being an options trader for 13 years at the Chicago Board Options Exchange to an entrepreneur. He has 2 patents issued and several more pending. Ryan has products sold worldwide and is currently installing a new product at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He recently co-founded Beyond Barriers Therapeutics, Inc. which just won the NIH Neuro Startup Challenge. He currently is the Senior Investment Analyst for VCapital, a Chicago-based venture capital firm.

He received a Bachelor Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.