Ryan joined Spark Capital Growth in 2014.

Previously, Ryan sourced and evaluated investments in software, SaaS, Internet and marketplace companies at Insight Venture Partners.

Ryan graduated magna cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked for the Wharton Small Business Development Center as a consultant to education software companies.

Ryan is a South African native who speaks English, Hebrew, and Afrikaans. He pronounces the letter Z as “zed”.