Business 100 - 2008

Kevin Ryan/Alley Corp.

Kevin Ryan is CEO of Alley Corp., a New York-based startup advisory network that includes Music Nation, Panther Express, Silicon Alley Insider and ShopWiki. Previously, from 1996-2005, first as President and later  CEO, Kevin helped build DoubleClick from a startup of 20 people to a very profitable global leader with more than 1500 employees. During his tenure, Silicon Alley Reporter named DoubleClick “New York Company of  the Year” and he was named one of the “50 Most Influential Business People” by Crain’s New York Business.

Kevin was also an early investor and board member of HotJobs, which was sold to Yahoo! in 2002. He is on the board of Human Rights Watch and is a member of the Insead International Council, Yale International Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. Born in  Milwaukee, Kevin, a fourth-generation Irish-American, traces his Irish roots to Counties Clare and Cork.

He received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD, and is married with three children.