Ryan is Vice President of Norwest Venture Partners, a venture and growth equity (GE) investment firm with more than $9.5B in capital under management. The firm targets early to late-stage venture and growth equity investments across several sectors, including cloud computing and information technology, Internet, software as a service, business and financial services, consumer and healthcare. Ryan focuses on growth equity and late-stage venture investments in healthcare, including healthcare services, healthcare IT, medical devices and digital health. He is actively involved with Norwest’s investments in American Endovascular, Blue Cloud, Gateway Learning Group, Onsite Dental, Rivermend Health, TARGET PharmaSolutions, Capsugel (acquired by Lonza), Crossover Health (acquired by Gurnet Point Capital), and iCardiac (acquired by ERT).
Before joining Norwest, Ryan was an investment banking analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, he analyzed and executed mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, financings and other business development opportunities across a wide range of industries. Prior to his time at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ryan co-founded and ran a dietary supplement company.
Ryan obtained a bachelor of science degree in business management, with a concentration in economics, from Babson College.