👋. I'm Ryan.

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I grew up in the woods of Massachusetts, hung out in Boulder for a few years, and now live in Denver with my wife Kimberley and our two young children, Ainsley and Blake. I've been programming since I was 7 (shoutout to BASIC, Pascal, and x86 Assembly!); building B2B/B2C SaaS companies for 15 years; and have been remote working since before it was cool necessary. I'm as comfortable in a boardroom as I am at a hackathon.

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I co-founded and currently run product and engineering at influence.co. Think LinkedIn for the Creator Economy. influence.co is the largest community of influencers in the world with over 300,000 members in over 100 countries.

I co-founded Blocknative, helped get the company off the ground, and now proudly watch as they crush it.

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A few years ago, my wife convinced me to spend a few days hacking on a side project idea she thought was cool, and Scrubber was born. The little engine that could has done deals with The Clorox Company & Steph Curry, and has been featured on Good Morning America.

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I won what was at the time the largest hackathon in the world and turned it into Ramen. After several successful years, we sunsetted the product in 2020.

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After college, I spent time as a Performance Engineer at EMC. My job was to make their data storage systems as efficient as possible. I built computer models of EMC's data storage systems to help hardware teams identify bottlenecks pre-manufacture and help software teams identify bugs post-manufacture.

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I earned a Computer Engineering BS and an Electrical Engineering MS at WPI. As part of my capstone project, I won an award for developing a novel LEO satellite flight computer technology.

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You can learn more about me and say 👋 on LinkedIn and Twitter.