About

Hello, I'm Ryan — an entrepreneur, engineer, designer, and investor focused on building and growing software companies.

My expertise is in privacy, security and regulatory compliance. I'm currently working on Haekka, a security training platform designed to meet compliance training requirements for HIPAA, SOC 2, PCI, GDPR, and CCPA. Haekka was created to work entirely in Slack.

Before Haekka, I was Chief Product Officer at Datica where I helped organizations protect and integrate healthcare information in the cloud. I lead the creation, design and implementation of a secure Kubernetes platform. I also helped grow the company from $0 to $10m in revenue. Datica was acquired in 2019.

Before Datica, I co-founded a startup that helped educators streamline their grading process with the assistance of their mobile device. Utilizing optical character recognition technology (way before things like machine learning and AI were cool), I helped college professors drastically improve their grading process, allowing them to spend more time educating.

I graduated from R.I.T. in 2013 with a degree in Applied Science.

Work

Haekka VC Backed, Operating
CTO & Co-founder
Product Kaiju Consultancy, Operating
Founder
Datica VC Backed, Acquired
Chief Product Officer
Global Thinking (More Vang) Independent, Operating
Frontend Developer
GradeSnap VC Backed, Failed
Co-founder