Ronan Ryan is the President and and Co-founder of IEX, a fair, simple & transparent equity trading organization. A graduate of Fairfield University, Ronan has over 20 years of experience in networking infrastructure. He was the head of Financial Services Development at Switch and Data before moving to RBC Capital Markets, where he became head of Electronic Trading Strategy and was instrumental in developing THOR, RBC’s award-winning trading technology.
A native of Dublin, Ryan moved to America in 1990 at age 16 and credits a lot of his business initiative to his Irish heritage. He says, “to be Irish is to be innovative.”
In 2014, he and IEX made global headlines when they were featured prominently in Michael Lewis’s best-seller, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. In 2015, IEX continued to grow its market share to become the 3rd largest Alternative Trading System in the United States.
In addition to leading IEX, Ronan has taken on the role of U.S. Chairman for GOAL Global, an international humanitarian response agency that was founded in Ireland over 40 years ago.
Ronan and his wife Kara live in New Jersey and have two children, Emma and Jack.