Ryan is VMware's Industry Director for Retail and Logistics in EMEA. After starting out in a Retail Consumer Goods company, Ryan shifted his focus post-MBA to bringing technology and innovation to the industry. He held software management roles at IBM in the US and Europe. He later joined Quintiq as Business Unit Director for EMEA where he built out their Retail and Logistics business. He held other leadership positions at tech companies SAS and Teradata before joining VMware. Ryan holds an undergraduate degree from the USMA at West Point and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is married with three children and resides in Bavaria, Germany.