Ryan Coon is co-founder and CEO of Avail, a platform that improves the rental experience for more than 600,000 DIY landlords and renters. At Avail, Ryan focuses on company strategy, hiring and developing new partnerships. Prior to co-founding Avail in 2015, Ryan was an investment banking associate at BMO Capital Markets performing mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions for financial services firms. Outside of work, Ryan is active in the Chicago tech community and serves on the board of directors of La Casa Norte, an organization fighting youth and family homelessness in Chicago. Ryan earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign.