Ryan is a Managing Director at HighVista Strategies focused on the firm’s Private Equity strategy and is a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee. He joined HighVista in 2023 as part of its acquisition of the abrdn US private markets business and is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, and ongoing monitoring of both fund investments and direct co-investments. Ryan held a similar role at abrdn where he joined in 2015 following the acquisition of FLAG Capital Management, LLC. Prior to joining FLAG in 2008, Ryan worked for Alliance Consulting Group as a Consultant, where he executed both pre-transaction diligence and post-transaction operations for private equity-backed companies. Ryan received a BS from the University of Virginia with High Distinction.