Ryan serves as a Managing Partner at MD Cress Ventures, a national firm that owns, operates and advises companies within the healthcare sector. Ryan heads up operations and business development on current portfolio companies. Prior to MD Cress Ventures he co-founded ProvidaCare Medical; an Austin based disease management company specializing in home respiratory equipment. Ryan started ProvidaCare with one focus, to improve clinical and financial outcomes in patients that have chronic diseases. Providacare saw rapid growth under Ryan’s leadership from one location to eight across Central Texas and Minnesota.
Over the years, Ryan has demonstrated excellence in the areas of operations, business development and leadership. Ryan has excelled in overseeing the growth and operations of several healthcare sectors including, medical equipment, physician practice management and diagnostic companies. In addition, Ryan has extensive working knowledge around healthcare reform including understanding the evolving government and commercial insurance programs. Prior to ProvidaCare, Ryan served as area manager with a national home medical equipment company which included opening up new markets and rapidly growing sales.
Ryan also spent 7 fun years as a professional baseball player with the New York Mets organization.