Conall Ryan has held executive positions with major publishing companies and venture-backed software startups. For the past twenty years he has focused on developing digital products that help people learn. His specialty is connecting people, technologies, and companies to form mutually beneficial business alliances. Conall previously served as executive vice president of Houghton Mifflin Company, an educational publisher in Boston, where he was president & publisher of the Sunburst division. Prior to that he was the president & CEO of ON Technology. He also has held executive positions at Knowledge Adventure, NeXT Computer, and Lotus Development.