Ryan Van Wagenen
Business, Director, and Volunteer in Salt Lake City, Utah
Ryan Van Wagenen is an American financier, currently focusing his efforts in Private Equity. In 2009, Ryan began working at Global Private Equity. Global Private Equity is a placement and advisory firm dedicated to raising capital worldwide. After quickly being recognized as a leader, he was promoted to Director within Global Private Equity in 2011.
As a Director at Global Private Equity, Ryan Van Wagenen oversees the origination process providing and leading the team in deal assessment, modeling, due diligence and transaction negotiation to closure. In addition, Ryan also leads execution and helps manage the transaction process, structuring and negotiating of the detailed terms of the investment opportunity. He has also been given the responsibility of co-managing the firms deal relationships between the team in London and the US.
Prior to Global Private Equity, Ryan took a corporate level job within the operations group at Citi Trends from 2006 to 2009. His role within operations consisted of being responsible for data entry, accounts payable, payroll, grant report entry, and helping and creating organizational and program budgets in collaboration with the executive director. Citi Trends is an American retail clothing chain. Citi Trends opened its first store in Savannah, Georgia in 1958 under the name Allied Department Stores. Citi Trends is listed as "CTRN" on the NASDAQ.
Ryan Van Wagenen is a Westminster College alumnus where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He is one of five children and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Being that Ryan was the youngest in the Van Wagenen family, his older brothers and sisters made sure he always lived life to the fullest. Although he has had many broken bones and two near death experiences, Ryan is still active in the Utah outdoor community and is an avid backcountry skier, mountaineering racer, hiker, rock climber, and mountain biker. Behind all of his accomplishments is a caring person that loves to give back whenever possible in the local community. Ryan currently resides just outside of Salt Lake City and frequently looks for ways to continue his efforts in philanthropy.