Ryan is the Director of Regulatory Relations at Ripple, a payment technology company named one of the 50 Smartest Companies by MIT and the recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Award. Ryan manages Ripple’s relationships with over 30 central banks and regulators. He is a recognized thought leader, focusing on the regulatory responses to new technology. Ryan is currently: a delegate to the IMF’s High Level Advisory Group on Fintech; a member of the Industry Advisory Panel of the United States Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the consortium of state regulators; and a member of the research advisory board of the United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance – an effort to accelerate financial inclusion through electronic payments. From 2015-2017, Ryan served on the Steering Committee of the Federal Reserve's Faster Payments Initiative. Previously, he focused on product strategy at Deloitte and regulatory policy at the American Bankers Association.