Ryan is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners and University Ventures. Ryan’s commentary on where the puck is going in education and workforce regularly appears in the Gap Letter, Forbes, TechCrunch, Inside Higher Education, Fortune, HR Dive, and VentureBeat, among others. He is the author of A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College (Ben Bella, 2018), which describes the critical importance of last-mile training and the emergence of bootcamps, income share programs, staffing and apprenticeship models as preferred pathways to good first digital jobs and was named in the Wall Street Journal as one the Books of the Year for 2018. He is also the author of College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), which profiles the coming shift toward competency-based education and hiring. Ryan's new book is Apprentice Nation (Ben Bella, 2023). Ryan is a co-founder of Apprenticeships for America, a national nonprofit dedicated to scaling apprenticeships across the U.S. economy.Previously, Ryan led the Education & Training sector at Warburg Pincus where he was the founding Director of Bridgepoint Education, at the time the fastest growing online university in the U.S. His prior experience in online education was at Columbia University. He began his career at McKinsey & Co.