After a short baseball career at USC, Ryan joined the entrepreneurship program at USC's Marshall School of Business to start his online clothing company Salute The Brave. Upon graduation, Ryan sold Salute The Brave and joined mobile payments start up Clinkle in the Bay Area as the first marketing hire. Ryan grew the Clinkle waitlist to over 100,000 users pre-launch. He left Clinkle a year later to help start phenom app Yo. As the head of business development, Ryan grew Yo to over 3.5 million active users, including key partnerships with the NBA, Spotify, Motorola, Sony, Yahoo, and many more.