currently is active with the boards of Atlassian
, a creator of software development and collaboration tools; Qualtrics
, a SaaS provider of enterprise data collection and analysis products; Hootsuite
, a SaaS provider of social-media marketing and management tools; LightSpeed
, the leading Apple/Mac-centric retail management platform; Wyzant
, a leading education marketplace linking students with tutors; and 99designs, a marketplace for crowdsourced web design.
prior boards and investments include Braintree (acquired by eBay/Paypal), a developer-centric software company simplifying online, mobile, and peer-to-peer payments; Groupon
(IPO), a global marketplace linking consumers with local merchants; Airwatch
(acquired by VMware), the leading mobile security and device management software platform; and OzForex
(IPO), an online foreign exchange payments marketplace for SMBs.
also helped lead Accel's investments in lynda.com
, a provider of online videos and instructional training to enterprises; and Squarespace
, a premier web and mobile publishing platform.
Prior to Accel, he spent nearly a decade in the Boston area at Summit Partners leading technology growth investments.
resides in the Bay Area with his
wife and two sons, yet maintains a strong allegiance to the four major professional sports teams in Philadelphia (as will his
He also serves on the board of the University of Notre Dame's Center for Entrepreneurship.
Ryan graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame and also received an MBA from Harvard.