Ryan Bhattacharyya is a professor of practice in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Iowa State University Ivy College of Business. He holds a BA in management from William Penn University, an MBA from University of Iowa, and a DBA from Georgia State University. In addition to his teaching role, Ryan has been a serial entrepreneur for the past 25 years, having founded and sold several companies, and is currently involved with a wealth management company he founded in 2007. He has also been involved in private-sector negotiation. In the public sector, he has worked in intelligence gathering, negotiation, and analysis.