Ryan has been in the SME Finance Sector for 18 years, starting at RBS and NatWest Group working with Commercial Businesses in Staffordshire. He built on this experience supporting SME Growth with a number of other Finance and Business Support organisations before joining the British Business Bank as Regional Manager for the West Midlands. His knowledge of the broader Access to Finance landscape, including alternative finance, equity investment and debt, helped him secure this role supporting SME’s in the West Midlands to get Investment Ready and introduce relevant investors and lenders.

He supported the Fund Managers who were delivering the first iteration of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) before joining The FSE Group as an Investment Manager to support deployment of the MEIF fund. His role with Frontier Development Capital, is a natural follow-on, supporting deployment of MEIF II across the West Midlands Region.