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Ryan Connell

Ryan Connell

Senior Director of Business Development
Santa Monica, Los Angeles


About Ryan Connell:

With over 10 years of work experience in the financial industry, I am a passionate and driven leader who strives to create value and impact for my clients and partners. As the Head of Business Development for Financial Services at Earnest Analytics, I leverage my expertise in finance, customer service, and data analysis to deliver innovative and actionable solutions that help investors, corporations, consultants, and government agencies measure and understand the consumer and healthcare economies.



Earnest Analytics                                                                                                                           New York, NY+ Santa Monica, CA

Head of Business Development, Financial Services                                                                                                               Oct 2022-May 2023  

  • Inherited leadership responsibilities for financial services BD team after successful tenure as individual contributor (continued as player/coach)
  • Developed and implemented training guidelines and best practices for the 6 new hires immediately added to the team upon promotion to manager role
  • Worked with the marketing team to revamp company website and lead capture processes
  • Forged new strategic partnership initiatives to drive ongoing business development objectives and sustainable future growth


Sr. Director of Business Development                                                                                                                 NY, NY + Santa Monica, CA

                                                                                                                                                                                 Nov 2017-Sept 2022

  • Responsible for top revenue generation in the financial services vertical, growing ARR from $20m-$37m in 5 years exceeding quota by 110% 2017-2022
  • Identified business development opportunities within the consumer + healthcare sectors and implemented effective strategy for client acquisition in the institutional investor, corporate, and consulting verticals
  • Outside of successfully penetrating the rich financial services NYC market, established new regional accounts in CA, UT, NV, AZ, OR, CO, and MN
  • Spearheaded the introduction of Earnest’s data to institutional investors in Brazil, Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore, and APAC region
  • Regularly attended data analytics conferences on behalf on Earnest in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, London, NYC, and San Francisco (all pre covid)
  • Successfully interviewed, hired, and trained 4 BDRs to assist in lead generation for all client verticals


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