Ryan is a recent addition to the team, joining the Insights division as a Senior Investment Researcher. Prior to joining, Ryan developed a multi-faceted set of mixed-methodology research and analytic skills. His professional background includes 6 years active-duty service in military intelligence and special operations, where he concentrated his subject matter expertise on the MENA region and robust language training in Modern Standard Arabic and Persian Farsi. Ryan was also a qualitative analyst for Traverse, a social research consultancy, and an investment researcher with Blue Heron Research Partners, where he specialised in due diligence investigations across a wide range of businesses, industries and geographies. Ryan holds a BS in Political Science from Northeastern University and dual-MSc degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Global Politics and Social Research Methods, respectively.