Ryan Sturgill is the Director of Gaza Sky Geeks, a leading startup accelerator, digital outsourcing agency, and first full-stack coding academy in Palestine. Before moving to Gaza, he helped establish a startup incubator in Afghanistan with support from Google and has advised small businesses on operations and financial strategy in Palestine, the UAE, Iraq, and Pakistan. He has analyzed, structured, and managed investments for The Abraaj Group, a growth markets private equity firm in Dubai, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a major lender to small businesses around the globe. He began his career in J.P. Morgan’s investment banking division in New York. Ryan holds a bachelor’s in Middle East studies from Georgetown, an MBA from MIT, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.