Originally from Moore, Oklahoma (GO LIONS!) Ryan has seen it all politically. Before joining Hilltop, Ryan spent over a decade as a finance director and campaign manager in Oklahoma, Iowa, Arizona, Maryland, Missouri and Utah.
In 2004 Ryan spent a cycle with the DCCC as a regional political and financial services director helping the committee go 4/4 with special elections. His ‘region’ included campaigns in Connecticut, Alabama, New Mexico, Virginia and Louisiana. The work in 2004 helped lay the ground work for the House to turn Democratic in 2006.
After two successful cycles at Democratic voter contact firms, Ryan founded and was the President of the Winding Creek Group from 2009-2017. His work with the DNC Analytics and the OFA 2012 Analytics Team revolutionized political calling leading Caroline Grey, OFA Director of Operations for Analytics to say, “Their work on our tracking polls and modeling ID’s wan integral to our success on Election Day. We’ve worked with them through vocabulary changes in ‘data’, ‘targeting and ‘analytics’ and will continue our relationship with them wherever we go. Very few people bring the depth of knowledge and value-added approach Ryan can bring to your campaign.
Ryan lives in the St. Louis area with his daughter, Anabelle, and they enjoy everything from a run along the Missouri river to golf, soccer, Cardinals baseball and of course frozen custard – just not always in that order.