James Ryan


James is a Partner at Erevena and the European Lead in our Global CTO Practice.

He works with and supports a range of leading Venture funds, such as Atomico, Accel, Index, Google Ventures and Balderton; growth Private Equity funds including Vitruvian, Inflexion, Livingbridge, Dunedin and Bowmark; and Public businesses driving innovation and transformation. Due to his functional specialism, James enjoys working across a range of sectors, recently partnering with clients in DeepTech, Healthcare, FinTech, Consumer and SaaS (to name just a few).

James’ functional specialism crosses technical leadership, focusing on Technical NEDs, CTO and VP of Engineering placements, Data Science Leadership and the technical side of Product, and he has placed leaders in companies such as Kobalt Music, CloudNC, eBay, Nutmeg, Cytora, Redgate and LoveHolidays.

Prior to Erevena, James was a General Manager and completed a PhD in Classics at King’s College London, which embedded a qualitative and quantitative approach to research, and an expertise in creative thinking.