Ryan Ulbrich is a senior director on Arabella’s Advisory team. He works with various philanthropies to develop grant-making strategies; design, launch, and implement new programs, initiatives, and organizations; convene field leaders; and oversee donor collaboratives to advance common goals. He manages projects and advises clients on a variety of issues, including economic mobility, food and nutrition, early childhood and education, community development, social entrepreneurship, and public health.
Prior to joining Arabella, Ryan was an executive advisor to chief ethics officers at the business consulting firm CEB (now Gartner). There, he managed a portfolio of Fortune 500 companies and advised on best practices related to corporate integrity, ethics, corruption, data privacy, risk management, and governance. Ryan also worked for Podesta Group, a public and government relations firm in Washington, DC, and was a member of the business development, marketing, and communications team at Dickstein Shapiro LLP. Additionally, he spent several years as a pro bono consultant to the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities and Miriam’s Kitchen. Ryan also served on the board of Unicorn Children’s Foundation, City Blossoms, and Enstitute, and he is the founder of Raise Your City, a social enterprise and fundraising group that produced benefit events and ran digital advocacy campaigns for several nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC.
Ryan earned a BA in philosophy with minors in art history and non-violence studies from Elon University. He resides in South Florida.