University: University of Utah
Major: MBA (May 2010)
Ryan Merrill is a recent graduate from the University of Utah's Professional MBA program. While there, he worked on building out business plans for startup ventures in the financial services industry, which was in a state of flux due to the financial meltdown of 2008.
Ryan has worked in finance since finishing his undergraduate degree in 2006. His experience includes selling over $1 billion in mortgages on the secondary markets, and helping banks purchase assets from the FDIC. He also has experience trading complex derivative spreads.
Currently, Ryan is working on a new business in the pollination industry, which seeks to help alleviate the costs associated with colony collapse disorder among honey bee populations.