Ryan Leckie is GT Entrepreneurs' Director of Operations and is actively involved in all aspects of the business from daily operations, marketing/sales, searcher relations and mentorship, as well as personnel recruiting and management. He is an actively licensed CPA (ex-Deloitte) and award-winning advertising/marketing professional (ex-Grabarz & Partner GmbH). Ryan's passion for entrepreneurship-through-acquisition (ETA) stems from growing up in a family of entrepreneurs and business owners. His father owned and operated a speciality niche shaft sinking construction services business that primarily served coal mining operators across PA, WV, and KY (now owned by his older brother) while his mother owned and operated a franchise bookstore. Ryan earned his M.S. in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh's Katz School of Business and a B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude) from Denison University.