Ryan Van Wagenen

Business, Director, and Volunteer in Cottonwood Heights, Utah

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Ryan Van Wagenen currently resides in Cottonwood Heights and is an American financier that is focused in Private Equity. Since 2009, he has worked at Global Private Equity. Global Private Equity is an international firm focused on private equity. In 2011, he was promoted to Director within the firm. With this move came a shift in coverage to the technology sector.

Since becoming a Director at Global Private Equity, Ryan Van Wagenen now has been put in charge of the origination process. Along with this comes leading the deal team in modeling, due diligence and transaction negotiation. In addition, he also leads the execution process and helps manage the transaction process by structuring the detailed terms of the investment opportunity. In recent years, he has also been given the responsibility of co-managing GPEs deal relationships between the London team and those in the US.

Before Global Private Equity, Van Wagenen worked in the operations team at Citi Trends from 2006 to 2009. This job within the operations of a large corporate consisted of being responsible for data entry, accounts payable, payroll, grant report entry, creating organizational and program budgets in collaboration with the firm's executive director. Citi Trends ("CTRN" Nasdaq) is an American retail clothing chain that is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.

Ryan Van Wagenen is an alumnus of Westminster College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He is the youngest of five children. Being that he was the last born in the Van Wagenen family, his older siblings, especially his two oldest brothers, made sure he always lived life to the fullest. Ryan credits this to many broken bones and two near death experiences. Even with these memories, he is still active in the Utah outdoor community and is an avid backcountry skier, mountaineering racer, hiker, rock climber, and mountain biker. Behind all the accomplishments is a caring person that is focused on giving back in the local community. He is now back where he grew up in Cottonwood Heights and frequently looks for ways to continue his philanthropic efforts.

  • Work
    • Global Private Equity
  • Education
    • Westminster College