What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
Working in an advisory / restructuring capacity allows you to leverage your intellectual capital rather than “commoditized” monetary capital to differentiate from competitors. Portage Point fosters a competitive environment which, if successful, provides individuals an opportunity to assume enhanced responsibility at a young age.
Tell us about your experience and what was different during the Covid-19?
As an educational leader and mentor at Portage Point, Covid-19 gave rise to training obstacles for junior professionals. In addition to running the Melinta Therapeutics restructuring, Ryan developed robust online training materials, including a five-day 13-week cash flow training course and a bankruptcy 101 module leveraged by professionals across all positions.
Recent most memorable deal I worked on....
Ryan led the Alex and Ani restructuring and investment banking efforts culminating in a successful reorganized plan where Judge Goldblatt noted “...the advisors should really be congratulated for their efforts in this complicated case.”
Ryan joined Portage Point as its’ second hire and serves as a Director where he provides financial, operational and strategic advice including advising on complex restructurings. He was previously an Investment Banking Analyst at Lazard.
Education: B.S. Finance - Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Location: Portage Point Partners, Chicago, IL, United States.