Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 – 2014

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Jason Ryan/Foundation Medicine

Jason Ryan is the senior vice president of finance at Foundation Medicine, a breakthrough company in the fight against cancer. Over the past year as senior vice president of Foundation Medicine, Jason has seen the company double in size, go public, expand overseas, and implement new products, all while helping over 15,000 cancer patients battle their disease.

Born in Concord, MA, Jason is a third-generation Irish American with Irish ancestry dating back six generations. His paternal relatives on his father’s side hail from Cork, Limerick, and Fermanagh, and from Limerick and Roscommon on his mother’s. In his heritage Jason finds the tools that made him who he is today saying, “from my Irish ancestry comes my (rather ubiquitous) sense of humor, sense of fairness and caring, openness, and work ethic. I see these traits in my parents and in their parents – never take anything for granted, take pride in what you do, stay humble.”

Jason attended Bates College receiving a B.S. and Babson College where he received an M.B.A. He also has earned a C.P.A. in Massachusetts, where he and his wife Jennifer currently reside with their two children James and Hazel.