Meet Dr. Ted Ryan

Dr. Ted Ryan serves The Leadership Trust® as senior adjunct faculty, executive coach and organizational consultant. With leadership as his core passion and underlying theme, he focuses on both personal and organizational transformation through in-depth coaching, organizational analyses and change initiatives, leadership workshops, and university teaching.

Dr. Ryan has worked with such organizations as Accenture (Andersen Consulting), American Museum of Natural History, Bank of America, Banc of America Securities, Central Park Conservancy, Deutsche Bank, Dun & Bradstreet, Federal Reserve Bank NY, General Electric, Getty Oil, JP Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, McGraw Hill, Merrill Lynch, Mastercard International, Morgan Stanley, The New York Times, PepsiCo, Standard & Poor’s, Swiss Bank, The U.S. State Department, and Young & Rubicam.

Dr. Ryan led the creation and implementation of 360 performance evaluation programs at Banc of America Securities, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. He created and helped deliver hiring processes at Accenture, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley. At Merrill Lynch Ted was their primary trainer for over 20 years helping their managers recruit and select financial consultants. Dr. Ryan helped lead the integration of the corporate and investment banking platforms at Deutsche Bank and Banc of America Securities. At JP Morgan Chase, he helped develop a “best in class” employee communication capability and helped to “operationalize” Chase’s vision into its management practices. Ted offers these same services to management teams across a diversity of industries.

Dr. Ryan earned a Ph.D. in Counseling/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, did graduate work in the humanities at Princeton University and has a master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Currently, Ted is an Adjunct Professor at Fuqua, Duke University’s business school. He is teaching business ethics and leadership to daytime MBA’s. Ted also created and taught a course on “The Ethics of Leadership” at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.

Ted enjoys hiking in the mountains, and kayaking and boating in the coastal waters of SE Georgia. Tennis, basketball and biking are three of his favorite activities. He has never been defeated by Roger Federer. Ted loves music and his two sons try valiantly to keep him aware of today’s music.