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About Me

improve something every day

Solutions Architect

Understand the Challenge,
Design a Solution

Product Manager

Build, Measure, Learn

Software Engineer

Full-Stack Web Dev


Small Business to Fortune 500

15 Years of Experience

My Skills

keeping with the times


  • HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • React / Vue
  • Node / Express
  • SQL / NoSQL / REST / GraphQL
  • Serverless / JAMstack / AWS


  • Solution Oriented
  • Problem Solver
  • Bias for Action
  • Analytical & Creative
  • Team Player

What Others Say

leaders in the field

"John Ryan is committed to excellence and continually looks for ways to improve. He is a consummate team member and has great intuition for service. He's a fast and flexible front end coder but also has a very approachable and friendly personality. It was a privilege to have him on my support team, as I knew the customer would always feel well taken care of and John Ryan's solutions would be robust and thorough. I hope we can work together again!"
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Technical Program Manager at Pivotal, Inc.
"I had the pleasure of working with John on a large-scale native ad platform integration at CNN. John is an expert in his field, a true and genuine engineer mindset. I never heard the word "can't" or "that's not possible" come from his mouth, he is solution and results oriented. He is extremely well organized and an excellent communicator and teacher. He also has a really great attitude and rare calming energy about him, which helps when dealing with often times stressful and deadline driven situations. I would rank John among the top engineers/developers I have worked with in my 15 year career."
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Director of Ad Products at CNN
"John is an amazing creative thinker, big picture problem solver, and amazing visual designer with a deep understanding of the technologies needed to power beautiful experiences. He's also one of the nicest guys I've ever worked with! John is a great cultural fit in any forward thinking, fast moving, agile organization and I recommend him for any design and technology driven role that challenges him with innovative advertising and general consumer facing products."
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Creative Director at Facebook

Areas of Influence

locations and clients

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San Francisco

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New York

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