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 Vice President at 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.