Ryan JenningsChief of Staff

“Dedicated to the successful execution of business operations, company growth, and supporting critical mission requirements”

Ryan Jennings is the Chief of Staff at ArdentMC. In his role, Ryan brings over 15 years of proven organizational management and leadership experience. He directly supports the CEO with tactical operations of the company, which allows the Chief Executive to split his tactical and strategic initiatives to focus on the vision and growth of the company. Ryan helps ensure successful execution within the company by supporting cross-department coordination, accountability, and issue-closeout. He builds and develops relationships with ArdentMC employees for increased efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations. Additionally, Ryan supports facilities management, Human Resources initiatives, and overseas the IT department operations ensuring they are in line with the CEO’s vision. He serves as the Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner relations consultant and leads ArdentMC’s AWS state/local business development capture.

Prior to joining ArdentMC, Ryan served as Associate Director at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. As a key fixture of the organization’s executive office and management team, he provided principal management leadership to the CEO ensuring seamless functioning and management of communications and operations was executed company-wide. Ryan was responsible for managing and directing operations of the executive office while serving as liaison to the Board of Directors and to internal and external partners on behalf of the organization. He helped lead and facilitate Human Resources initiatives, on-site facilities, company culture and events, and directed the Coriell community relations programs.

Additionally, Ryan is also a wartime Veteran of the United States Navy having served onboard the U.S.S. George Washington and at the Pentagon where he was assigned to numerous operational and administrative leadership roles. At the Pentagon, he served in the Director, Navy Staff office directly supporting the Chief of Naval Operations. Ryan received the Navy Expeditionary Medal and was twice awarded the Navy & Marine Corp Achievement Medal.

Ryan graduated from Drake University, in Des Moines, IA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and is a Certified by the U.S. Navy in Administration (YN).

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