Ryan serves as the founding Chief Executive Officer of ClimateHaven, a passionate community of climate technology companies and those supporting them. Rooted in New Haven, CT, ClimateHaven provides incubation, targeted programming, and valuable networks to climate tech entrepreneurs working to build and scale the technologies we need to decarbonize the planet.
In addition to his role at ClimateHaven, Ryan is a venture partner for Connecticut Innovations’ new $100M ClimateTech Fund, designed to invest capital and strategic support in early-stage companies whose technologies will address the many challenges climate change presents.
Prior to these roles, Ryan served as the Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel of Greentown Labs, North America’s largest climate tech incubator with locations in Somerville, MA, and Houston, TX. Before joining Greentown Labs, Ryan served as the Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel of Sunwealth. There he helped launch the Solar Impact Fund, which invested in the development and long-term ownership of commercial solar projects throughout the United States.
Ryan also served on the executive team of venture-backed prefab home builder Blu Homes and has advised numerous early-stage clean tech and building tech companies over the past 15 years. Before launching into clean technology, Ryan started his career practicing commercial real estate law in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ryan holds graduate degrees in law from Wake Forest University School of Law, in design, from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill.