Managing Partner – Gray Matters Group
Mr. Ryan has over twenty-five years of experience across business development, marketing, operations, and executive management. He has worked with leading companies including Deloitte, JLL, Sidley Austin, United Health/Optum, CDW and West Monroe Partners. He is a frequent speaker and writer on how professional services companies can enhance the performance of their client development operations resulting in revenue growth, improved profitability, scalability, and increased client loyalty.
After completing his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Mr. Ryan began his career with IBM where he excelled in numerous sales, marketing, and operations positions. Following his days with IBM, Mr. Ryan worked extensively in the professional services sector in both execution and leadership capacities across consulting, operations, and business development.
Prior to starting Gray Matters Group, Mr. Ryan spent seven years as an Executive Committee member and SVP at The Revere Group, a leading technology and business consulting firm. He was responsible for the build out of Revere’s overall “go-to-market” strategy and processes.
Mr. Ryan has traveled extensively with stints in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. In addition, Mr. Ryan holds board and advisory positions with The Cara Program and Old St. Patrick’s Church.
Prior to his Kellogg MBA, Mr. Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University. He resides in Chicago with his wife and twin daughters.