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Ryan Harstad

Ryan is a Partner in Sverica’s San Francisco office, which he joined in 2011. He currently serves on the boards of Coastal Cloud, iWave Information Systems, Gryphon Networks, Stream Companies, Synoptek and WinWire and previously served on the boards of 7Summits (sold to IBM (NYSE: IBM)), Pivot Data Centres (sold to Rogers Communications (TSE: RCI)) and Sheet Music Plus (sold to Hal Leonard).

Ryan previously worked with Friedman Fleischer & Lowe (“FFL”), a private equity firm based in San Francisco. At FFL, he evaluated opportunities and executed transactions across a variety of industries including healthcare services and consumer products. Prior to that, he was an Analyst with the Industrials Group in Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking division in New York.

Ryan graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University and earned an MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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