Ryan is GM & VP Business Operations at Uber (formerly UberCab). Ryan was the companies first CEO and helped in raising Uber’s first venture round of financing from First Round Capital & Lowercase Capital + a list of Silicon Valley’s top Angel investors. Uber is changing the car service industry. The Uber experience captures the luxury of a private driver and transforms it into an on-demand service that everyone can appreciate.
Previously, Ryan held a number of roles at GE Healthcare. As the eCommerce Project Manager, Ryan deployed a platform to sell consumable drugs on the web that drove over $40 million annually revenue. As a Business Systems Analyst, Ryan initiated LEAN efforts and developed the security model for a major PeopleSoft implementation. During the last few months as GE, Ryan worked nights & weekends for Foursquare doing biz dev and community development and was responsible for adding over a hundred of the current mayor deals in Chicago.
Ryan got his start in startups by launching SocialDreamium LLC, a peer-to-peer analytics startup that worked to assist community managers with inbound marketing efforts. Ryan self funded SocialDreamium through a series of social web consulting projects. SocialDreamium was shut down in Sept. 09′.
Ryan has worked successfully with senior level executives in both corporate and startup environments. His passion and enthusiasm towards his work helps drive his motto of ‘getting things done!’
Ryan holds a B.S. in Economics from Miami University (OH).
Basically, on this blog I’ll talk most about startup stuff, entrepreneurship, and my lifes adventures in photos or long form writing. Please comment… the conversations are why I do it.
Around The Web
I use Twitter for thoughts that are too small for a blog post and regularly post to RyanGraves.org for things that will make you laugh, cry, or at least think. I read like crazy and share that list here.
Around The World
I’m a passionate traveler. I’ve been lucky enough to safari and volunteer in the deserts of Kenya, climb the pyramids of Egypt (until I got kicked off by an over zealous guard with a AK-47), followed my parents around London, road tripped the coasts of Ireland (2 times, *favorite country), and corporate trained throughout China & a short jaunt through Sweden. A significant portion of my personal savings goes into a category titled, Next Trip, and I’ll continue that pattern until I’ve seen enough. That will never happen, God willing.
I’m from San Diego where I will eventually return. I married a beauty named Molly who’s from Chicago, IL so I spent time there after college, and now I’m happily back in CA living in San Francisco.
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