Nick Ryan has founded and leads a variety of diversified businesses in Iowa and across the nation. An active investor and entrepreneur, Ryan has founded and owns an interest in a variety of agriculture, energy and renewable resources, financial services, information technology, and marketing endeavors.

Mr. Ryan serves as Founder and CEO of Concordia Group, a public affairs firm headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa focusing on project management, communications strategy, and grassroots advocacy for corporate, non-profit and political clientele. Mr. Ryan is also the Founder of Global Direct Mail & Marketing, a national direct mail, digital and political communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and West Des Moines, Iowa.

Mr. Ryan has been recognized for his work in national and state politics, being named one of “America’s Rising Political Stars” by Campaign and Elections magazine and a “Top 50 Politico to Watch” by POLITICO.

Ryan is a member of the University of Iowa’s Presidents Club and the Kinnick Society and also endowed the Nicholas T. Ryan Family Athletic Scholarship at the University of Iowa.

Mr. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in political science. He received his law degree from Drake University Law School.

Mr. Ryan is Roman Catholic and is a Member of the Knights of Columbus. He resides in Waukee, Iowa and is married and has two sons.