Ryan is an established entrepreneur, having founded three successful companies before cofounding Blue Raven Solar. Ryan started in direct sales in 1996 and is entering his 19th year in the industry. Ryan was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010.
Prior to starting Blue Raven, Ryan was the cofounder of Silver Creek Pest Control, a company that grew to be one of the largest pest control companies in the nation as measured by yearly volume (20,000 new accounts per year). Silver Creek was successfully sold to ServiceMaster, a Fortune 500 company. Ryan then founded AMP Security, one of the leading home security companies in the nation, in 2007. AMP grew rapidly from inception and made the Inc. 500/5000 list in both 2012 & 2013. AMP Security is still operating and continuing to build value for its shareholders.
Ryan received his MBA from the BYU Marriott School in 2001 with an emphasis in finance. In his rare free time, he enjoys travel—especially to Europe with his wife.
Ben joined the team in 2015 and brings a wealth of experience to Blue Raven Solar.
Prior to joining Blue Raven, Ben worked at McKinsey & Co., where he focused on helping large federal agencies and blue chip firms become more efficient. Prior to McKinsey, Ben worked at McMaster-Carr, a large industrial supplies distributor, where he gained valuable operations and management experience.
Ben graduated from Stanford University with honors, and he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School with high distinction as a Baker Scholar. He spends any free time with his wife and son, or preparing for his next Ironman.
Tyson began his career in renewable energy in 2009 when he successfully helped home automation giant vivint launch a renewables arm called vivint.solar. As part of the founding team at vivint.solar (Tyson was employee number one), he helped the company grow from an idea into a market leader.
Tyson went on to co-found Terawatt, Inc. in 2013 (currently doing business as Level Solar) with an investment from Sorenson Capital Partners, a Utah based P.E. firm. Tyson served as Chief Operating Officer and helped grow the business to over 50 employees with offices in California, Utah, and New York.
Tyson holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brigham Young University as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Before founding Blue Raven Solar in February of 2014, Jeff founded two successful companies. He started in direct sales in 1997 and is entering his 21st year in the industry.
Jeff Lee is a key part of the success at Blue Raven Solar. His job is to not only build the sales side of the business, but also to make sure that sales seamlessly meshes with operations. Jeff is a detailed operations manager with an extensive background in sales to help both organizations successfully work together. Jeff’s talent for recognizing and solving problems early is critical to Blue Raven’s growth.
Jeff studied American Studies at BYU. He loves spending time with his wife and young children boating at Lake Powell, or anywhere they can play and run free. He also enjoys archery and flyfishing.