Texas Tech University

iTTU Mentor

Ryan Reber

Functional Expertise

    • Do's & Don'ts of early stage company formation
    • IP/Tech transfer
    • Sales

Industry Expertise

    • SBIR/STTR Funding
    • Angel/VC Investing

Ryan Reber is a Major Accounts Sales Executive with ADP for the West Texas region. In this role, he works with mid-size and large business owners to uncover needs and provide both software and people solutions to their organization. These solutions streamline the way companies manage the back office processes, control labor cost, and improve risk and compliance, leading to a maximized workforce for a given business.

Additionally, Reber serves as the Executive Director for the Lubbock Angel Network (LAN), an investment network that looks to invest in early stage technology based ventures across the region and country. Reber helped co-found the group, and in his role screens investment opportunities and manages portfolio investments. He has invested in 7 start-ups ranging from software to fintech to medical devices to drug therapies.

Prior to his roles with ADP and LAN he spent four years at the Texas Tech University Office of Technology Commercialization. Initially working as a Technology Manager, he was responsible for overseeing the patent and commercialization process for over 100 Physical Sciences technologies. He also led the crafting, negotiation, and execution of license agreements for technologies in his portfolio yielding approximately $400,000 return to the university.

Ryan holds a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management from the University of Oklahoma. He also graduated from the Center for Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW) internship program.