Business Development Manager
Ryan joined Solutions 21 as the Business Development Manager with the primary focus of development initiatives, including the championing, adoption, and growth of the Next Leader Now program. As the youngest member of the Solutions 21 team, Ryan brings a unique perspective to the evolving needs and distinctive preferences of the younger generations entering the workforce. Working closely with Solutions 21’s Director of Leadership Development, Tyler Palko, Ryan interfaces with clientele throughout all phases of a project, from prospect identification to program implementation.
Prior to joining Solutions 21, Ryan utilized his leadership skills in the classroom, on the court, and in his local community. In parallel to his undergraduate studies, Ryan was the captain of the Carnegie Mellon University Men’s Basketball team. In addition to being a full-time student and collegiate athlete, he co-founded a non-profit organization, Empowering Entrepreneurs, which teaches entrepreneurial workshops and small business creation to underprivileged high school students across the Pittsburgh region. Ryan’s community leadership was recognized on a national scale when he was selected as one of ten college basketball players in the nation to the NABC Give Back team.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He resides in Pittsburgh and remains active in his community pursuits.
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