Ryan is the founder and CEO of Stark Lane, Inc. Ryan launched the firm in 2008 as Signature
Healthcare Search, providing organizations with the leaders who make quality healthcare
possible. Under his leadership, Signature Healthcare Search quickly climbed Modern
Healthcare’s list of Largest Executive Search Firms in Healthcare. In 2015, Ryan led the rebrand
of Signature Healthcare Search in celebration of the company’s growth and expansion of
services, giving life to Stark Lane, Inc.
Ryan is a trusted advisor to key influencers in the American Healthcare industry and has
deployed Stark Lane to serve hundreds of organizations ranging from healthcare-focused
private equity firms to top-ranked US News and World Report “Honor Roll” systems. Industry
leaders, owners, and boards of directors depend on Ryan for market intelligence, organizational
and process design, and, of course, the recruitment and placement of the leaders who make
their mission possible.
Ryan is prepared with a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University
Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration from Concordia University
Texas; both degrees awarded with academic distinction. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant
and Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist. Ryan is a former board member of the Capital City
Association of Personnel Consultants in Austin, Texas and presently serves on the Board of
Directors as an Executive Committee member and Credentialing Chairman for the National
Association of Personnel Services, the oldest credentialing body and educator dedicated to the
recruiting and staffing industry.
Ryan is a proud alumnus of the US Army Infantry, where he served as a non-commissioned
officer, both stateside and overseas, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II.
ABOUT STARK LANE
Stark Lane, Inc. is an executive search and management consulting firm with a charter of helping socially responsible organizations identify, procure, and retain the leaders and core team members who make their mission possible. With deep multi-industry experience in all 50 US States and with American joint ventures abroad, and a book of business ranging from private equity to the top US News and World Report health systems, Stark Lane is uniquely qualified to deliver world class service.