Ryan is a mechanical engineer turned serial entrepreneur with a background in material science and over 10 years of professional experience in jewelry and tech. Early in his career, he joined David Yurman as one of the first hires on their new Men's team, where he specialized in the development and introduction of new product collections. His work touched on everything from design through to large-scale production and he was responsible for overseeing the development of some of the brand's most iconic and commercially successful collections at the time, shipping over $80M worth of product in under three years.
Ryan transitioned to the tech world in 2013 when he founded his first startup, Fusar, a direct-to-consumer brand that developed tech-enabled safety products for the motorcycle market. He currently serves as the founder and CEO of Aether, where he combines his passions for technology and jewelry with his personal mission to help solve the climate crisis.