Business 100 - 2009

Kevin Ryan/AlleyCorp

Kevin Ryan is CEO of AlleyCorp., 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, Ryan 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.

Ryan was 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, Ryan, 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.