Ryan is an entrepreneur who has helped build sales teams and scaled strategies for rapidly growing Chicago start-ups. As the 40th employee and first Sales Manager at Groupon, he helped develop the sales management process and implemented with other professionals as his position grew. He also worked with Kapow as a General Manager to help them expand to 20 new markets in less than two years. Ryan holds a BS in Management with minors in Marketing, Finance and Human Resources from Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today? Stay humble and be courteous to others.
What is your favorite quote? “Some men work to save money so their sons won’t have the problems that made men of their fathers.” — Unknown author circa 1972 (hence the quote only references to men). There’s a longer story behind it, but I always carry it around in my wallet.
Where is your favorite place to travel? I still have more places to check off in Europe, but my favorite places so far would be Montepulciano in Italy and Sevilla in Spain.