Ryan Mandl leads Five Elms' business development efforts, focusing on companies in technology-enabled services, financial services, marketing services, logistics, and software as a service (SaaS). Prior to joining Five Elms, Ryan was in business development for CDW Corporation, a leading technology products and services distributor based in Chicago. Before working with CDW, Ryan assisted with the consolidation of two post acquisition warehousing operations. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Finance and a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Ryan is responsible for launching the firm's Flyover 50 award, created to honor the 50 fastest-growing companies in the Central U.S.