CEO, FTX Digital Markets & Founder, Lenox Eats
Prior to joining the digital asset industry, Ryan built an extensive background in finance, having obtained a CPA in Massachusetts USA and a Masters in Finance from Georgetown University. He worked for Ernst & Young, one of the largest and most respected global accounting firms. Ryan has an extensive history in the digital asset space, having worked for Circle Internet Financial, formerly one of the largest global OTC trading firms in the digital asset industry, and Alameda Research, one of the largest global digital asset market-making firms. Ryan assisted Sam Bankman-Fried with the founding and creation of FTX Trading Ltd, the parent company of FTX Digital Markets Ltd (FDM) before becoming CEO of FTX Digital Markets in September 1, 2021 after FDM received its Digital Asset License under the D.A.R.E Act. Ryan has also been inspired by FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and his desire to make a powerful and positive impact on the world through philanthropy. To that end, Ryan is looking to “give back” to the community that has given him so much (beyond his support of the local economy through business) and has established the R Salame Digital Asset Fund through the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. The fund provides scholarships to students of Monument Mountain and Farmington River Schools, both of which he attended. Other philanthropic endeavors will follow.