Michael Ryan has been a business analyst with the Penn State SBDC since June 2000. He staffs the SBDC’s outreach office located at the Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown. In addition to providing free, confidential one-on-one consulting to current or prospective small business owners, he has developed and instructs educational programs and seminars for the SBDC.
Michael specializes in researching accounting and tax issues, and preparing detailed financial reports for SBDC clients. He has worked with clients in many different industries, including construction, landscaping, retail, food service, and real estate investment. Prior to joining the SBDC, Michael worked for a manufacturing company and in the banking industry. He is a Penn State graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He has been named one of Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 People in Business and served on the board of directors of the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce.