Ryan Gilbert
Executive Chairman & Co-FounderSmartBiz
Ryan is co-founder and executive chairman of SmartBiz, the #1 online marketplace for SBA loans. The company’s advanced software streamlines the SBA loan application and origination process. Ryan is also a partner at Propel Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in the financial services sector. Prior to launching SmartBiz, Ryan was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Venrock, a leading venture capital firm, where he focused on financial services opportunities. Previously, Ryan was co-founder and CEO of real estate payments company, PropertyBridge (acquired by MoneyGram). Ryan is a director of River City Bank and bKash.