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Ryan Darden Director of Finance

Ryan Darden is an established professional services specialist with extensive experience in forecasting and planning, revenue recognition, and budgeting. Effective collaboration with Founders and C-level partners is a core competency he’s honed over the course of his career in financial leadership.

Ryan began his career in New York City, as a member of the Global Marketing Finance team for software giant SAP. Ever-curious, working there got him interested in the world of marketing, and he soon moved over to Publicis, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies.

Subsequently, Ryan moved to Heartbeat, a digital marketing agency focused on healthcare. There, he partnered with the General Manager to build the Finance department from the ground up. Within four years, his work helped Heartbeat double in size and become acquired by Publicis. 

Ryan then transitioned to a senior leadership role within two boutique strategy and marketing agencies in NYC. Once in Austin, he went out on his own consulting with professional services clients before moving to Propeller. 

He got his B.S. in Economics from Oklahoma State University. When he is not at work, you can find Ryan running or enjoying the outdoors with his wife, wherever their many travels take them.