Ryan loves bringing ideas into reality. He did it first as an engineer and industrial designer at Honda and Cummins, transforming concepts into Acura’s newest line of luxury vehicles and Cummins’ Hedgehog, the largest high-speed diesel engine in the world. Later, he did it as a Cummins strategist, transforming executives’ business aspirations into growth strategies and partnerships.
Ryan is excited to combine both his design and strategic skills in his role as Director of Operations, Strategy & Innovation at High Alpha, an Indianapolis-based venture studio focused on launching next generation enterprise cloud companies by combining an innovative company-creation model with venture capital funding. In this role, Ryan manages High Alpha’s portfolio of Studio companies — developing ideas into business cases, curating a “concept sprint” that results in an initial brand & minimum viable product, and ultimately launching a new startup several times per year.
Ryan’s passions include STEM education, Design for Social Change, and urban biking.