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Kevin Patrick Ryan, ’85 B.A. M.B.A.


Kevin P. Ryan is one of the leading Internet entrepreneurs in New York. He has founded and is Chairman of several businesses, including MongoDB, Zola, Kontor and Nomad Health. Previously he founded and was Chairman of Business Insider and GILT.

Kevin Patrick Ryan, '85 B.A. M.B.A.

Combined, these companies have raised more than $500 million in venture capital funding and currently employ almost 2,000 people. Previously, Mr. Ryan helped build DoubleClick from 1996 to 2005, first as President and later as CEO. He led DoubleClick’s growth from a 20-person startup to a publicly traded global leader with over 1,500 employees. In 2013 Mr. Ryan was named one of “The 100 Most Influential New Yorkers of the Past 25 Years” by the Observer. Aside from his professional responsibilities, Mr. Ryan serves on the board of Human Rights Watch and is Vice Chairman of The Partnership for New York City, Chairman of the Partnership for New York City’s Innovation Council, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a Director for the Trust for Governors Island and is on the board of TECH:NYC. He previously served on the boards of INSEAD, the Direct Marketing Association, The Ad Council, HotJobs and the advisory board of Doctors Without Borders. Mr. Ryan earned his M.B.A. at INSEAD in 1990. At Yale he has served on the President’s Advisory Committee on Digital Yale, the Yale Press governing board, the President’s Council on International Activities, and the University Council committees on Digital Yale and Public Communications. Mr. Ryan was elected Alumni Fellow in 2012.

Resides in New York, New York