Norwalk resident Neil Ryan (L) with distinguished guest James D. Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements of science in the 20th century.
Cornelius T. Ryan (Neil) was recently honored by the Irish Voice and Irish America Magazine, in collaboration with the Irish Government, as one of the Irish Life Science 50. The award is the first honor to be given to influential Irish Americans for their work in the field of life sciences and is aimed to recognize diverse accomplishments and advancements in the industry. Irish President Mary McAleese was the distinguished guest of honor at the event which was held in the Irish Consulate in New York City.
About Neil Ryan:
Ryan is the co-founder of Oxford Partners and is the only partner involved in all previous Oxford funds. He is a Special Limited Founding Partner of Oxford Bioscience III and a General Partner of Oxford Bioscience I and II. He implemented Oxford’s earlier strategy as a traditional technology venture firm and in 1990, co-founded Oxford Bioscience Partners with a vision to transition Oxford into its current position as one of the pre-eminent venture firms focusing on Genomics, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Medical Devices. Oxford invested in 160 life science companies, creating an estimated 20,000 jobs, many of which were for senior life science and medical professionals.
Ryan co-founded and was President of Randolph Computer Corporation (RCC) and was President of the General Telephone and Electronics (GTE) New Venture Corporation as well as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, and Senior Consultant at Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Ryan is board member of the Norwalk Hospital Foundation, and serves as an advisor to Drug Royalty, a Toronto based company. Ryan received his BA from the University of Ottawa, Canada and his MBA (Honors) from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. Born in the Bronx, NY, Ryan is a first generation Irish American, whose parents came from Leitrim and Tipperary. He resides in Norwalk, Connecticut.