Ryan graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May of 2013. Following graduation, he served as the Communications Officer on board the USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG 110) out San Diego, CA. In April of 2015, he entered the naval nuclear power training pipeline, qualifying Engineering Officer of the Watch at the S8G prototype in Saratoga Springs, NY in May of 2016. He then moved back to San Diego, where he served on board the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) as a nuclear surface warfare officer, qualifying Nuclear Engineer in January of 2018. Following separation in December 2018, he interned with both Goldman Sachs and a start-up out of Cleveland prior to starting at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business in the Fall of 2019.