Ryan leads life sciences partnerships at Zipline International, a Silicon Valley based company that operates autonomous drones that deliver life-saving medicine. Zipline is the world’s first commercial drone delivery system. To date, the company has made over 30,000 real world medical deliveries and its drones fly tens of thousands of kilometers every day (they are hiring!).
He was the first full-time employee at Zipline Ghana, where he led the design of the company’s national scale operation and worked closely with the Ghana Health Service and Office of the Vice President. He started his career in investment management, was an impact investor at Omidyar Network, and has worked with several startups along the way. Ryan’s work has been highlighted by Forbes, Impact Alpha, Milken Institute, and a Harvard Business School case.
He is currently a Mentor for Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Investing Challenge and sits on the advisory board of Troy Camp, an education non-profit in Los Angeles. Ryan studied Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California and has a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.