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.
He 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, Kevin serves on the finance committee. As a board member, he 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 has founded and serves as chairman of several businesses, including AlleyCorp, Zola and Nomad Health. Previously he also founded Business Insider, MongoDB and GILT. In 2013, the Observer named him one of the 100 most influential New Yorkers of the past 25 years.
Kevin is originally from the Midwest but lived in Europe for seven years during his childhood. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, skiing, biking, and playing tennis and Ping-Pong. He also serves as vice chairman of The Partnership for New York City, director emeritus for Human Rights Watch and board member of Tech:NYC, and is a member of the CFR Committee on Foreign Affairs.