Shannon Ryan is the CEO of non-linear creations and was one of NLC’s co-founders in 1995. As CEO, Shannon is responsible for the overall leadership, vision and execution of the strategic roadmap of the company, including the company’s current expansion in Brazil. For over 15 years, he has guided many of NLC’s large, mission critical solutions for some of North Americas largest organizations including: Rogers, ADP, Dow Jones, CP Rail, and many others. Shannon is a much sought-after speaker and commentator on topics ranging from the future of the internet, to the use of collaboration and communities within the enterprise. He has recently spoken at Gilbane, Enterprise 2.0, and the Microsoft Canadian Leadership Summit.
In parallel to his tenure at NLC, Shannon co-founded Buystream Inc. in 1999, a reporting and analytics company, successfully spearheading a $30 million VC investment. That company was purchased by Watchfire (now IBM). Prior to NLC, he was a consultant in the oil and gas field for Resources Engineering Systems (Cambridge, MA) and worked extensively in Russia and Europe.