Nick Ryan is an active investor and entrepreneur, and 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 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 marketing firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Urbandale, Iowa.

Fun Facts About Nick

Nick is married to his best friend and favorite co-worker Jill! He has two sons…and a new baby on the way!

Nick grew up in a small Iowa town called Strawberry Point. There are not a lot of people there—but it is home to the world’s largest strawberry!

Nick loves basketball… if you want to learn more about a non-profit he believes in that connects basketball to changing lives… go check out Beyond Ball.

Nick endowed the Nicholas T. Ryan Family Athletic Scholarship at the University of Iowa. That scholarship is awarded to a men’s or women’s basketball player each year.

Some clubs and organizations that Nick is in: University of Iowa President’s Club, Kinnick Society, and the Knights of Columbus.

Nick graduated undergrad from the University of Iowa and law school from Drake University.

Meet the rest of the team

Amanda Bacon

Audrey Cord

Craig Robinson

Frank Ryan

Jill Ryan