Ryan was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He earned a Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University. His primary work experience is in the Aerospace and Defense Industry working for Raytheon where he filled many different roles from Mechanical Engineering to Systems Engineering, eventually moving into a Product Management role and finally a Program Management role. In addition to this experience, he has also worked in Construction Management, Building Design, and Pharmaceuticals. 

Ryan is currently attending MIT Sloan School of Management to earn his MBA.