Ryan began his First American career as a project manager in the Manufacturing Division; where he was responsible for contract review & negotiation with C-level executives at a diverse range of manufacturing firms, managing disbursements to suppliers upon client satisfaction, mitigating company risk, and (most importantly) delighting every customer. He also successfully managed the largest single transaction in the Manufacturing Division’s history to closure.
Next, Ryan accepted a role as Financing Program Manager with First American’s Vendor Finance Division, managing integration of sophisticated financing programs with external sales teams at equipment, software, and service providers in various industries throughout the U.S.
In his current role as Business Development Manager for the Vendor Division, Ryan identifies & cultivates relationships with new vendors that stand to benefit from First American’s state-of-the-art financing programs. He applies all of his prior experience to tailor financing programs that correspond with the unique go-to-market strategies of every individual new vendor he works with, to add significant value both for them and for their customers alike.
Ryan earned his B.A. in Economics from SUNY Geneseo with a minor in Business Administration, and was also part of a team that developed a management simulation for use in the classroom as well as professional applications. In his spare time; he enjoys travel, snowboarding, live music, and running outdoors.