Ryan is a managing director and co-founder of Henslow, Oaklins’ member firm in Australia. He has more than 20 years’ professional experience in corporate finance, stock broking, private equity and research roles, with a focus on both listed and unlisted companies. Over his career, Ryan has gained considerable expertise in the general industrial and healthcare sectors, and has a strong track record of building and investing in entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses. He has been a long-standing advisor to Earlypay (ASX:EPY), formerly CML Group, for which he has advised on multiple capital raises and acquisitions in addition to its takeover defense from Affinity Equity Partners-owned Scottish Pacific. Ryan has also advised Atomos (ASX:AMS) on a number of unlisted capital raises, its pre-IPO and IPO as well as subsequent placements, and several debt and equity capital raises for BNPL provider PayRight (ASX:PYR).
Prior to Henslow, Ryan was the chief operating officer at Austock Group, overseeing the corporate and securities, property and asset management, private equity and life insurance businesses. Before that, he was an executive director at Austock’s securities and corporate businesses, and established and ran the private equity operations. He was also responsible for growing the research department from zero to 20+ employees while maintaining profitability and positioning it as Australia’s highest rated non-bulge bracket research department. Ryan is currently a non-executive director of Boardroom Pty Ltd, a growing tech-focused share registry and corporate secretarial company, as well as Red Door, an emerging food wholesaler.