Rich Ryan, President & CEO
Rich Ryan is a career entrepreneur and technology leader who brings a diverse suite of operations, financial and visionary expertise to each organization he touches. As the President and CEO of Six15, he leads the company’s product innovation and is a respected advisor in the newly formed wearable’s industry. In addition to being the CEO of Six15 Technologies, Ryan also co-founded Thayer Bancroft Equity Partners and was a founding member of The Legacy Network, a unique partnership of individuals joined to pursue the acquisition of small businesses.
Prior to his work with The Legacy Network, Ryan acquired Ridgeline Industries, a struggling manufacturer of specialty military tent products, where he led the company to profitability and market leadership. Ryan also worked for McKinsey & Company advising senior management and overseeing operations improvement, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy turnaround and growth strategy both domestically and abroad.
Ryan served for seven years in the aviation branch of the United States Army, has a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University and Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Andy Behe, Director Finance & Operations
Andrew Behe has over 15 years of accounting and financial leadership experience in a variety of industries in the Rochester, NY region. As the Director of Finance & Operations of Six15, he oversees all financial, operational and administrative functions of the business.
Prior to joining Six15, Behe served in financial leadership positions with several prominent Rochester based businesses who have been recognized on the Rochester Top 100 List of companies, including serving as Controller for Pace Electronics, a multi-national electronic contract manufacturer, headquartered in the Rochester region. Previous to his time with Pace Electronics, Behe spent several years with the public accounting firm of Insero & Company, CPAs, providing both audit and tax services to clients in a wide array of industries.
Behe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College.