Ryan is the Head of U.S. Public Policy, Regulatory Affairs and Social Impact for Funding Circle, the global small business financing platform, connecting small businesses who want to borrow with investors who want to lend in the US, UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Since launching in 2010, Funding Circle has helped over 100,000 investors lend more than $13.1 billion to over 90,000 businesses globally. Before joining Funding Circle, Ryan was Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy and Chief of Staff at Affirm, the leading point of sale consumer financial technology company led by serial entrepreneur, Max Levchin. He began his career at the White House under President Obama as a Senior Analyst and then Special Assistant to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ron Kirk crafting and promoting the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Ryan received his BS in Political Science from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.