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Mike Ryan

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

PeerWell Head of Strategic Partnership. Former CEO Bellybaloo, EnerLook, TransCare, St. Francis. 25+ years hospital & healthcare. Board AHA,

PeerWell Head of Strategic Partnership. Former CEO Bellybaloo, EnerLook, TransCare, St. Francis. 25+ years hospital & healthcare. Board AHA,

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Operations
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Operations

Involved In


Children's Museum
DePaul Properties


Calithera Biosciences
Compugen Ltd.
IntelliBlast Health
Trinity Surgical Worldwide
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals
Ryan Group
COR Advisors
California Association of Healthcare Leaders
Phenomix Corporation
Targeted Instant Communications, Inc.
Executive Impact Group
Syren Systems, Inc.
BrokersWeb, a Vantage Media Product
Compugen Ltd.
The George Washington University
United Way


Head of Strategic Partnerships PeerWell December 2015 - present
Fellow, 1995-2011 American College of Healthcare Executives October 1982 - present
Founder Mentor/Advisor Peek May 2015 - present
Member Board of Directors Bellybaloo May 2014 - present
Advisor to CEO Fledgg July 2014 - present
Advisor Compugen Ltd. October 2013 - present
Chairman, Board of Directors Executive Impact Group October 2002 - present
Chairman March 2002 - present
Executive Producer Michael Gordon Ryan Channel January 2012 - present
Investor & Board of Directors May 2010 - present
Board of Directors, Founder & Managing Partner January 2011 - present
Investor & Advisor July 2010 - present
Investor & Advisory Board October 2007 - present
Chairman, Board of Directors meCareHealth May 2006 - present
Executive in Residence (EIR)/Mentor/Advisor The George Washington University March 2006 - present
Advisory Board Trinity Surgical Worldwide July 2005 - present
Chairman Linked In EiG Global Advisors Moderator October 2003 - present
Social Networks "Test Pilot" a.k.a. Chuck Yeager World Class Technology Companies January 1993 - present
Advisor mHealth October 1992 - present
Chairman Board of Directors Targeted Instant Communications, Inc. October 2013 - October 2015
Advisor Novartis July 2011 - August 2013
Board of Directors California Association of Healthcare Leaders August 2006 - December 2012
Chairman, Board of Directors October 2008 - July 2012
Advisor May 2009 - July 2012
Board of Directors March 2009 - March 2012
Advisory Board October 2007 - October 2011
Advisor December 2007 - May 2011
Board of Directors December 2009 - December 2010
Advisory Board, Advisor December 2007 - May 2010
Chairman Career Transition & Development Committee (CAHL) January 2008 - December 2009
Investor & Advisor Proteolix July 2006 - October 2009
Investor & Advisor October 2006 - January 2009
Advisor October 2007 - August 2008
Advisor May 2007 - August 2008
Vice President, Business Development Team Health West 2004 - 2005
CEO EnerLook July 2002 - May 2003
Chairman, American Red Cross of Louisiana American Red Cross October 1992 - December 2002
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of Board Ryan Group May 1994 - July 2002
Online Host America Online October 1999 - March 2002
Board Member, Chairman Medical Division United Way May 1994 - May 2001
Chairman Better Business Bureau October 1996 - March 2001
Investor, Founder & Senior Vice President HealthOnline December 1997 - December 2000
President, Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development American Hospital Association (AHA) January 1989 - December 2000
Founder, Chairman Children's Museum July 1994 - October 2000
Editor-In-Chief News Group Communications October 1975 - January 2000
Chief Executive Officer Specialty Hospital May 1994 - July 1999
President Catholic Health Association of Louisiana January 1993 - July 1999
Vice President Professional Services St. Francis Medical Center May 1992 - May 1994
Vice President of Operations Ascension Health - Providence Health System December 1988 - May 1992
Vice President Operations Real Estate, Construction & Property Management December 1988 - May 1992
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President Ryan Advisors December 1986 - December 1988
Founder, Executive DePaul Properties January 1985 - January 1987
Vice President of Administration Ascension Health -St. Vincent's Health System January 1982 - December 1986
Administrative Resident Saint Thomas Health October 1983 - October 1984
White House Intern The White House January 1980 - October 1980
Actor Donn B. Murphy Productions May 1979 - August 1979
Research Assistant Ryan Advisors March 1969 - August 1978
CEO MGR Arts March 1974 - October 1976


The George Washington University - School of Business Business Administration specialized in Healthcare Management 1982 - 1984
Stanford University Computer Science 2015 - 2019
Copenhagen Business School Entrepreneur Studies 2008 - 2008
University of Gothenburg Business 2007 - 2007
Georgetown University Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1981 - 1981
Regis University Communications October 1979 - May 1981
University of San Francisco Lecturer 2012 - present
University of California - Berkeley Communications 1998 - 1999
St. John's College High School College/University Preparatory and Advanced High School/Secondary Diploma Program 1974 - 1978
St. Elizabeth Elementary School Graphic Design 1966 - 1974
Draper University Bitcoin 2015 - 2015

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Growth
Advisor With
  • • E-Commerce
  • • Mobile advertising
  • • Mobile development
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Ad serving platforms
  • • Mobile Security
  • • Mobile user experience design
  • • User Experience Design
  • • UX Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Healthcare • Business Development • Executive coaching • Startups • Thought Leadership

Key Accomplishments

Looking to have immediate impact on startup growth company leveraging my experience, skills, talents and global network.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Hagit Glickman
We worked together  •  Executive Coach, Igenica and Executive Coach and HR Consultant, Compugen Ltd.. University of California, Irvine grad.
Mike is and has been a great entrepreneur for many years. He embodies the characteristics of a true founder and builder of companies. He kno ... ws how to assess risk, take risk and make great things happen! He is the most networked person i the world and uses that network to benefit many.
Manish Shah
They're my mentor  •  TBD, TBD and Advisor, Code for America.
He's helped me pursue things and think things through rationally rather than emotionally.
Stephen Oboh
Broadcasting Products-Chief Operating Officer, PROTELECOM CONNECTING NIGERIA LTD.
Santanu Bhattacharya
We worked together  •  Product, Facebook. Previously CEO, Salorix.
Of the 5,000+ linkedin connections I have met and 300-500 entrepreneurs I know, Mike would be in top 5%. He is thoughtful, has deep connecti ... ons with the start-up and investor community, and (having sat in the board of 100s of start-ups) brings in unique perspectives. Mike helped me navigate difficult years during the my last start-up Salorix, and has been a mentor ever since. A co-founder with deep tech backgrould will complement Mike's thoughts, perspectives, deep industry experience and most importantly, access to people and money.
Eran Eyal
We worked together  •  Head of Advisory Board & Investor, Passo Sync Inc. and CEO, Founder, Springleap.
Mike is a great entrepreneur. He sits on several boards constantly adding value whilst still steering his own ship time and time again to su ... ccess.
Adrian Lee
HR Services, Manager, Schneider Electric. Previously Ops Management Manager, Huawei Technologies.

Eric Gursky
They're my mentor  •  Former company director. Great with marketing, operations, sales, fundraising/pitching. Energetic leader looking for great team.
Eric is a very smart, articulate and focused young entrepreneur who has a clear vision on growing his startup and has remarkable insights, s ... kills & talents the most critical being his ability to inspire and lead others. I have the opportunity to mentor Eric while he was at Draper University and I am extremely impressed with this drive and persistence. Watch out! He is going to be extremely successful whatever he puts his mind, talents and energy to achieve.

Auren Hoffman
They're my friends  •  Fmr CEO, LiveRamp (sold for $310 million). Fmr Board: BrightRoll.
Auren has the intellect, focus, drive, tenancy in starting, scaling & leading Saas technology companies. Waiting to watch his next successfu ... l venture.

Morey Schapira
CEO, REDmedic. Previously Advisory Board, JHTC. Harvard Business School grad.
Morey is a strategic thinker and has decades of executive experience starting, operating and advising companies.

Matthew Stepka
Vice President, Business Operations/ Special Projects (Strategy), Google. Previously Trustee, World Affairs Council of Northern California.
Matthew has remarkable experience, expertise and global network as an advisor.