A Southern California native and attended the University of Southern California with a Navy scholarship as part of the NROTC program. After graduating with a Business degree, he was commissioned in the US Navy’s flight program. Ryan settled back in Southern California in 2009 working in the e-learning industry. LinkedIn came along 6 years ago and fit perfectly with his passion for learning and giving him the ability to live out the LinkedIn ethos; dream big, have fun and get stuff done! Now working specifically with Colleges and Universities it is his mission to make sure every student knows how and why to use LinkedIn to create their own personal professional brand.