Ryan started his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young, LLP, eventually becoming part of the national advisory services practice. His areas of specialization were merger compliance, revenue assurance, FCC and SEC compliance, operational audits, and process improvement. After leaving E&Y in 2003, Ryan joined a multi-billion dollar S&P 500 consulting and placement firm where he specialized in providing senior-level accounting and finance consulting solutions. In 2005, Ryan co-founded the San Diego office for a national consulting and placement firm. In 2007, the local business was recognized as the 3rd Fastest Growing Company in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. Ryan has spent the past 19 years specializing in accounting and technology professional services.