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Ryan McDonough
Co-founder & former CFO of Accompany

Ryan McDonough was most recently the CFO/co-founder of Accompany, a relationship intelligence platform acquired by Cisco in May 2018 for $270M. Accompany created AI-driven products for finding new prospects and strengthening your relationships, built on the largest database of decision makers in the world.

 

He was previously CFO at Ning, where he shepherded the business from a freemium model to focusing exclusively on its subscription business, increasing the paid user base by 5X. The turnaround resulted in Ning’s acquisition by Mode Media.

 

Prior to that, he was a partner at early stage fund Constantin Ventures and an engagement manager at McKinsey.

 

He is a board member at the V Foundation Wine Celebration, helping raise over $130M for cancer research.

 

He holds an MBA from Wharton and BS from Berkeley.

 

On a personal level: He is relentlessly proud of his wife & daugher, he loves to paint & work on projects around the home.

Professional History

Accompany

Co-founder & CFO

Accompany was a relationship intelligence platform acquired by Cisco in May 2018 for $270M. Accompany creates AI-driven products for finding new prospects and strengthening your relationships, built on the largest database of decision makers in the world. The Accompany platform now serves as a core part of Cisco's Cognitive Collaboration offering.

V Foundation Wine Celebration

Board Member

The V Foundation Wine Celebration is a wine event and auction benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Since its founding in 1999, the auction has raised over $130 million in the fight against cancer.

Ning

CFO

Oversaw financial planning & operations to help Ning achieve its business objectives and scale for the future. During his two years with the company, shepherded the business from a freemium model to focusing exclusively on its subscription business, increasing the paid user base by 5X and tripling revenue. In addition to leading the pricing strategy, stripped millions in annual spend out of the cost base, instituted professional finance operations and laid the foundation for a metrics driven business. The turnaround resulted in Ning's acquisition by Glam Media (later Mode Media) completed in December 2011.

Constantin Partners

Partner

Constantin Partners was an investment partnership focused primarily on seed-stage software and internet infrastructure companies. They were typically the first money in and follow on through the life of the investment. Over the past 10 years of investing, the portfolio included such companies as Bazaarvoice, Tripwire Security Systems, EzRez Software, Coremetrics, Experience Project, and Garage Technology Ventures.

McKinsey & Company

Engagement Manager

Ryan was a senior manager at McKinsey & Company - where he served a range of clients in the high-tech, financial and telecom spaces. His strategy and operations work has taken him around the globe, working in McKinsey's San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv offices. He's counseled CEOs and top management across the range of business issues, from corporate vision setting to product definition to streamlining back-office operations to more cost-effectively meet customer needs. Ryan also served as key advisor for a global multibillion private equity firm and a leading Israeli VC.

Silvercreek Development Company

VP, Operations

Silvercreek Development Company is a premiere general contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company specializes in providing luxury swimming pools, spas and water features for clients across the Peninsula, including homeowners and general contractors in Woodside, Atherton, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, and Los Altos.

The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

Masters in Business Administration, with Honors

Haas School of Business

UC Berkeley

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Graduated top of the class.

CFO and co-founder @Accompany, acquired by @Cisco. Turnaround CFO @Ning, sold to Glam Media. Former seed VC. McKinsey trained. @Wharton School & @Haas School of Business.

Patents

Managing relationship and contact information
Patent number:
9633335
Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for managing a relationship with and information about a contact. An example includes a client device that can be used to manage and keep track of information about a contact’s family.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 30, 2014
Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
Assignee: Accompani, Inc.

Display with graphical user interface
Patent number: D752081
Type: Grant
Filed: January 21, 2014
Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
Assignee: Accompani, Inc.

 

Display screen with animated graphical user interface
Patent number: D759687
Type: Grant
Filed: January 21, 2014
Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
Assignee: Accompani, Inc.

 

Display screen with graphical user interface
Patent number: D768721
Type: Grant
Filed: January 21, 2014
Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
Assignee: Accompani, Inc.