Evan Ryan

Evan Ryan

Product specialist, designer, problem solver.

Boston, Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Strategy
  • Product Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
Evan is seasoned entrepreneur and product leader who has brought dozens of products from concept to market for both consumer and enterprise audiences. As a founder, his companies have served a diverse variety of organizations, from startups, to nonprofits, to Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, Deloitte, Chevron, Sonos, Stanfor​​d University, and others. Currently Evan operates as Director of Product for Wayfair where he leads find and navigation, working with a sophisticated personalization and machine learning initiative to anticipate customer needs and break the mold on the ecommerce experience. Prior to that Evan acted as Chief Product Officer for Boston based product design and build firm Fresh Tilled Soil where he drove both internal and external product development work. In addition, Evan extends his knowledge and learnings to others through speaking engagements, custom workshops, and as an adjunct professor where he teaches classes on product management and design thinking. He is also a startup mentor for two leading startup accelerator programs: TechStars Boston and MassChallenge. He recently co-authored his first book on product development for O'Reilly Media titled "Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction While Embracing Uncertainty". For Evan, to build is to learn. He believes creating products and services is about solving mission-critical problems to make the world a better place, but just as important, an opportunity explore and experiment.

Product Roadmaps Relaunched Product Roadmaps Relaunched
by Michael Connors, Evan Ryan, C. Todd Lombardo, Bruce McCarthy
October 2017
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $29.99