Ryan Brennan is a Managing Director at InState Ventures. Mr. Brennan leads efforts to foster access to capital and economic development in underserved communities and is a leader on the fundraising team.
Mr. Brennan was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the development finance arm of the U.S. government. While at DFC, he drove the creation and adoption of the Impact Quotient (IQ), an innovative method of measuring and improving impact in projects around the world. Mr. Brennan was a member of the DFC Investment Committee and led business development across the Western Hemisphere that facilitated billions in direct investment to Central America’s Northern Triangle. Prior to COO, Mr. Brennan led the DFC Office of Investment Policy, implementing environmental, social and governance standards across the $23 billion DFC portfolio.
Mr. Brennan serves on the Providence Queen of the Valley Hospital Community Board, is former President of the Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley Board and served on the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors. He graduated cum laude from Truman State University and has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.