“She has a way of making the most difficult of things happen… And yet, when it’s happening, I wonder why I ever doubted that it would. I call that the Pam Ryan paradox.”
Susanne Cole, Senior Judge, Environment, Resources and Development Court, South Australia
Dr. Ryan’s business experience ranges from Limited Partner in a US Venture Capital (VC) firm for twenty years, acting as informal advisor and consulting psychologist to VC firms and VC funded portfolio companies – from semiconductor manufacturing to retail to hospitality; Managing Director of a diverse portfolio of business partnerships and organisations including real estate properties such as an office building in downtown Austin, Texas, an Executive Retreat in the Texas Hill country, other rental properties in Texas and South Australia; various management roles in Human Resource Management in large retail and pharmaceutical companies; consultant to organisations on numerous strategic, organisational development and people management issues, including Board composition and effectiveness, organisational structure and culture, executive coaching and assessment. Dr. Ryan also conceived, designed and orchestrated the South Australian Economic Growth Summit (a pioneering exercise in future perfect scenario planning).