As CEO of Very, Ryan Prosser works with the leaders of our product, sales, and marketing teams to drive holistic company growth. Ryan believes in the mantra that “slow is steady, and steady is fast,” and he uses that approach to drive Very to continuously improve in a systematic way.

Before joining Very, Ryan led the sales organizations for three successful Bay Area startups. Ryan’s most recent endeavor, Looksharp, raised more than $10 million and grew to become the world’s largest job marketplace for interns and new grads before being acquired by WayUp.

Ryan also led the sales and marketing team at Brighterion, a company that uses machine learning to analyze complex data transactions and identifies new and unknown activity patterns that could indicate fraudulent behavior. Brighterion was acquired by Mastercard and went on to win the 2017 Morgan Stanley Fintech Award.

Ryan serves as Scholarship Committee Chairman for the Guardsmen, an organization committed to providing access to high-quality educational and outdoor activities for at-risk Bay Area youth.

Ryan holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the London Business School and The University of Hong Kong.