RYAN L. SMITH
Ryan is the Director of Investments at Magic Johnson Enterprises, which strives to strengthen urban and underserved communities. There, he identifies, assesses, and executes direct investment opportunities. Additionally, Ryan co-founded Restoring Our Character, a non-profit focused on introducing inner-city boys to various experiences, skills, and opportunities that help them bridge the gap from a life of poverty to a life of prosperity. Previously he has worked as a venture capital fellow at InSITE, a highly competitive leadership development program with a mission to create a community of passionate leaders who share common values and have the desire, ability, and network to support innovative companies and projects around the nation. Ryan also was selected as a fellow for the Council of Urban Professionals, a 10 month intensive training and board placement fellowship. Prior, Ryan consulted at Dream a Dream, which empowers children with vulnerable backgrounds, theAudience, one of the world’s largest multi-channel publishers of social content, and in venture capital for Bronze Investments and Kapor Capital. Ryan serves as a Chairman of The Associates’ Board in Chess-in-the Schools.