Ryan grew up in the Kansas City area before heading to Duke University, where he received undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Psychology. Over the course of a 16-year career in the software industry, Ryan has held a variety of leadership positions in companies ranging from a three-person startup to some of the largest, most respected enterprise technology companies in the world. Before joining Ad Astra, Ryan was co-founder and CTO at PayIt LLC, where he pioneered a cloud-hosted application platform that delivers user-friendly web and mobile solutions in partnership with state and local government agencies.
As the Chief Technology Officer at Ad Astra, Ryan uses his technical and management expertise to lead our Development, Quality Assurance, Product Management, and Cloud Operations teams. With a commitment to provide excellent support, stability and enhancements to our products and services, Ryan is also charged with developing and implementing strategic innovations into Ad Astra’s offerings to provide world-class tools and service for our clients.