Kevin Ryan, Director

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan is one of the most influential and leading internet entrepreneurs in New York — his various companies having raised hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and created jobs for thousands of people.

Kevin first got involved with Mercy Corps after having the opportunity to visit its operations and hardworking team members in Gaza, West Bank, Lesbos and Athens.

In his current role on Mercy Corps’ board of directors, he serves on the finance committee.

As a board member, Kevin most enjoys having the opportunity to visit programming and see the work in action.

Kevin received his undergraduate degree in economics from Yale University and his MBA from INSEAD in France. He is the founder of several businesses, including Business Insider, MongoDB, GILT and Zola. In 2013, the Observer named him one of the 100 most influential New Yorkers of the past 25 years.

He is originally from the Midwest but lived in Europe for seven years during his childhood. His hobbies are traveling, skiing, biking, and playing tennis and ping pong.