A seasoned entrepreneur and executive, Ryan brings over 20 years in proven leadership in investment and development ventures in energy and associated commodities. He has extensive operational experience developing and nurturing high-growth, market-making opportunities nationally and internationally. Ryan has cofounded and led several private and public companies, including SterlingEnergy, Pryme Energy, and STORH. Ryan holds a BS degree in finance and marketing and certifications from ColoradoSchool of Mines and Emory University including Lean Six Sigma. Ryan is currently on the board and serves as managing partner of Chahta Equity PartnersLtd., the parent company of BlackRock Midstream, SourceRock Exploration.