Ryan is a Managing Partner at Iron Gate Capital (IGC) and leads the firms’ technology investment strategy. He currently serves as a director of the board at IGC portfolio companies: Branded Online, Central Logic, HZO, Integrate.com, Liqid, RemoteLock, and Urgent.ly. He also helps oversee IGC’s investments in Techstars Ventures and is currently the co-chair of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association. He previously served as a board director of Acustream (acquired in 2018) and Kapost (acquired in 2019). Earlier in his career, Ryan held several management and operating positions at Investec Asset Management (LSE:INVP) in both South Africa and England. Investec was formed as a startup in South Africa and has since grown to be a successful multi-billion dollar market cap global banking and investment management company based in London. After a successful operating career, Ryan moved to the US in 2002. He an undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, a graduate degree in International Economics, Politics and Philosophy from Oxford University in England, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Boulder, CO with his wife, Lauren, and their two children.