When Ryan and I first started talking about opportunities a few months ago, he asked a lot of hard questions. Even in his role as a friend, he quizzed me over the phone about detailed financial analysis and governance practices at SimplySocial. Indeed, he had no problem holding me accountable.
With his drive, ambition, and thirst for adventure, I hoped Ryan would play a part in the SimplySocial story. Now that day has come.
Joining us as an Interim Accounting Officer, Ryan will be hosting his own “Summer of Numbers” in our office in Timisoara, Romania. Scheduled to arrive late on Wednesday, July 10th, he’ll depart Spokane, Washington, and travel via Seattle, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Budapest, and eventually arriving in Timisoara after a three hour car ride. Fortunately, Alaskans are no strangers to travel.
Ryan’s skills will be critical to installing the governance practices we need at SimplySocial. A University of Idaho Finance Graduate, Ryan will work with us as we chart our growth as a company.
As a part of a joint program with the Alaska Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support Group (sponsor of his travel), we’re looking forward to working with Ryan as SimplySocial begins to write a new chapter in its history. “I couldn’t be more excited about this,” Ryan said, “I’d like to say thank you to everyone for giving me this opportunity.”
Welcome, Ryan! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.