Hi, I'm David Ryan.
I specialise in leading product teams with a focus on SaaS and enterprise markets. As a product manager from a technical and creative background I'm drawn to challenging technical problems, exploring meaningful design and UX, and building communities of practice.
My journey began as a technical writer and startup advocate at Red Hat, spinning out an internal project to become the founder of a collaborative writing product called Corilla.
In the four years of Corilla's journey we went through the Google Launchpad program and the NUMA startup accelerator in Paris, before raising venture capital and expanding to serve users across 85 countries. During which time I had the pleasure of living in Helsinki, London, Boston and San Francisco.
I've returned to Australia as a recipient of the Hot DesQ grants where I'm currently writing a book about the future of open source, and completing an MBA at QUT.
I'm currently running a bunch of side projects, including the Ask Better Questions newsletter.
Want to chat? Drop me a line.