Ryan dropped out of the PhD program in Electrical Engineering at Stanford to pursue his passion for high technology startups. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering, Finance and Commercial Law from the University of Sydney. In his spare time Ryan is an instrument rated private pilot, amateur musician and snowboarder.
In 2012 Ryan was awarded the G’Day USA award for Excellence in Innovation. In 2009, Ryan received special recognition by the Pearcey Foundation for contributions to the ICT industry in NSW. In 2008, Ryan was named Alumni of the Year by the University of Sydney.