Ryan Schmidt

Director of Business Development at Steelcase Ryan Schmidt’s headshot

Ryan is a business designer with a strong operations background. He has led or been part of several start-ups within Steelcase has has significant experience in developing new business models. He led the go-to-market strategy for three emerging markets on three continents which, interestingly, has a lot in common with start-ups saddled with minimal resources. Ryan has been an advisor at StartGarden for the last 2 years.

Areas of expertise: design thinking, business strategy, lean start-up, prototyping, operations