As Chief Strategy Officer, Ryan works in alignment with the CEO in executing the vision for Pax8. He develops strategic initiatives and processes to ensure Pax8’s personnel and operational functions are efficient, effective, and innovative. He is responsible for several departments, including Vendor Product Management, Vendor Product Strategy, Vendor Alliances, Change Management, and Internal Operations. Under his leadership, these teams build the technologies, solutions, and programs that drive the innovative ways Pax8 serves partners and vendors. Ryan is also responsible for upholding and promoting the Pax8 core values across the company.
Ryan has more than 18 years of experience enabling businesses with internet-based IT solutions. He started his career building a re-engineering practice at Deloitte in the Consulting division and served as Vice President of product management for MX Logic, a cloud-based email and web security company that McAfee acquired in 2009. Before moving into his current role, Ryan spent nine years as Chief Product Officer and Channel Chief at Pax8, leading its product strategies and IT channel program.
Ryan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Business Economics from Colorado College. He is an award-winning speaker, a CompTIA Member Champion, and has been included in CRN’s esteemed list of Channel Chiefs for five consecutive years and CRN’s Top 100 Executives List in 2022 and 2021. Ryan is a dedicated husband and father who enjoys spending time exploring Colorado with his family, or any activity related to basketball.
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