Ryan Kist has nearly 20 years of recruiting, diversity and management experience. In his current role Ryan is LinkedIn’s Global Director of Inclusion Recruiting. Ryan is responsible for the development and implementation of LinkedIn’s talent acquisition strategy for early talent as well as experienced recruiting globally. Prior to joining LinkedIn in January of 2022, Ryan was EY’s Inclusiveness Campus Recruiting Leader. During his 16 years at EY, Ryan led EY’s diversity and inclusiveness campus recruiting strategy for the Americas. This work included providing consulting on diversity and inclusiveness to universities across the country; working with EY professionals, students, faculty and administration. Additionally, Ryan co-developed and assisted with the execution of EY’s strategies related to conferences and external clients. Ryan is deeply invested at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), by developing high school programs for under-represented minorities to better drive and enable college matriculation and success.
Ryan is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, having double majored in Pre-Law and Economics.
Ryan was selected by Beta Alpha Psi International as their 2018 National Business Professional of the Year. Previously the INROADS organization selected Ryan as their Business Advisor of the Year. Ryan has been a speaker at the national NABA, ALPFA, and INROADS conferences, as well as a frequent speaker at events across the country. He serves on the advisory boards at Howard University and The University of William and Mary. Ryan is also a proud member of the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.
Topic: “Skills of the Workforce of the Future”