Ryan is the Chairman & CEO of Hive. His purpose on this planet is to build a global community of entrepreneurs committed to creating a better world. He was previously a technology entrepreneur and was CEO and Co-founder of iContact from 2003-2012 and led the company from 300 employees, 70,000 customers, and $50M in annual sales. Ryan is an Emeritus Member of the UN Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council, and served as National Co-Chairperson of Technology for Obama during the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. Ryan is the author of the book Zero to One Million. Ryan enjoys helping leaders discover their purpose in life and traveling to the various Hive events around the world. He is half-American and half-British. He majored in economics at UNC-Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was Co-President of the HBS Social Enterprise Club and a fellow of the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute.