Ryan Grant serves as Founder and President of The Grant Partners. He has 10+ years of executive search experience, having successfully completed over 500 executive-level searches while working for Fortune 1000 companies, privately held businesses, private equity and professional sports organizations. In Ryan’s previous role as Managing Director, Corporate Practice, for a national search firm, he grew the practice 5x over a five-year period. Ryan has led C-Suite searches across multiple industries and functions with a relentless focus on client service and candidate experience. His passion for customer experience was cultivated during his role as Director of Hospitality for Nantucket Island Resorts’ collection of five hotels and marinas.
Ryan attended Vanderbilt University on a golf scholarship and graduated magna cum laude with a double major in economics and human and organizational development. He also earned an MBA from the University of Georgia. Following completion of his collegiate golf career, Ryan played professional golf around the world on the European Challenge Tour, South American Tour and Nationwide Tour.
Currently serving on the Board for Street Grace, CARE for AIDS, and Georgia State Golf Association, Ryan is also a member of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Katie, and their three daughters, Ella, Nora and Brynn.