Ryan has over five years of experience in investment banking, equities research and project finance. Most recently, he managed the M&A advisory team in Sydney, Australia for Grant Thornton providing middle market clients advice and execution services regarding their acquisition, divestment and capital raising activities. Ryan also worked in a similar role at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and prior to this worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia as a sell-side research analyst and in the institutional banking property division. Ryan is originally from Perth, Australia and relocated to Des Moines in March 2014. He is a member of Plains Angels and is actively involved in the startup community in Iowa. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Notre Dame Australia and a Masters of Finance from Curtin University of Technology.