OnRamp’s Leadership Team
Chairman & President
Ryan is responsible for OnRamp’s operations, finance and customer service. Ryan and Lucas Braun led a group of investors in acquiring OnRamp through Brown Robin Capital, a private investment firm formed to make long-term investments in established, profitable businesses in growing industries. Prior to founding Brown Robin Capital, Ryan worked for Aero Logistics, where he managed a wide variety of operational areas. Ryan also spent many years working as an investment professional at Farallon Capital Management. At Farallon, Ryan managed $250 million of public and private investments in the energy and business services sectors, overseeing the investment process from investment sourcing to the eventual sale. Ryan holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He received a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated cum laude.
Lucas is responsible for OnRamp’s sales, marketing, business development and strategy. Lucas and Ryan Robinson led a group of investors in acquiring OnRamp through Brown Robin Capital, a private investment firm formed to make long-term investments in established, profitable businesses in growing industries. Prior to founding Brown Robin Capital, Lucas worked as a consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). At Mercer Management, Lucas led and worked on numerous board level strategy and operations engagements for companies in the technology and media sectors as a part of the Communications, Media and Technology (CMT) practice. Lucas holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA in Government from Dartmouth College.
Chad is responsible for OnRamp’s technical Data Center strategy, product development and general technology leadership. Since founding OnRamp in 1994, Chad has driven the growth and business model evolution of the company from a start-up ISP to an established provider of Data Center services. Chad has an extensive background in Data Center and facilities management and is actively involved in all aspects of OnRamp’s operations including electrical systems design and operation, TCP/IP network design and operation, computing footprint strategy and implementation, and Managed Hosting. Prior to founding OnRamp, Chad worked in the office of the Texas Secretary of State and for Motorola as a Semiconductor Production Operator. Chad is a former member of the United States Marine Corps, where he was awarded the Marine of the Year Award at Naval Air Station, Cecil Field, Florida in 1989. Chad attended the University of Texas at Austin.
Don Clow is a member of OnRamp’s Board of Directors as an Advisor. Don has 30 years of IT technology and Data Center experience in positions ranging from hands-on technical delivery through the management ranks. As COO/CTO for Hosted Solutions, Don designed, led, and oversaw the growth and operational build out of the company from two Data Centers to ten Data Centers, many of which were Tier III plus facilities. In the past 14 years, Don has grown two startup companies through to sale transactions, completed 6 major Data Center projects, and has managed, directed, or led technology businesses throughout the entire period. Don is currently the President of Altruent Systems, a Data Center consulting and technology company based in Raleigh, North Carolina.