M. Ryan Gorman
I am driven by service, guided by integrity, and passionate about the intersection of people and place. I believe in the beautiful efficiency and impenetrable logic of classic bicycles, well-conceived roundabouts, and housing-first public policy. It brings me joy to help people create the communities they deserve, from physical neighborhoods to high-performing organizations to digital collaboratives.
My career travels include technology investment banking in Silicon Valley (Credit Suisse First Boston), fixed-income investing on Wall Street (The Blackstone Group), and private equity due diligence across the country (PricewaterhouseCoopers). Most recently, I was honored to lead a $5 billion worldwide enterprise (Coldwell Banker) with thousands of employees supporting over 100,000 entrepreneurs in more than 40 countries.
While I graduated with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in my beloved Philadelphia, clearly the greatest accomplishment of my collegiate career was befriending my btcRE business partner, who outscored me on every exam without bragging (though he now tells my kids he carried me in college, which is not entirely false).
Many moons ago, when asked what motivates me, my wife (high school sweetheart who knows me best) answered quickly and simply: helping people and righting wrongs. As usual, she was more insightful, instructive, and succinct than me.