Ryan Edmonds is currently a portfolio manager at Siemens Energy. He worked for several years in both a startup and large firms, leading research project teams in advanced combustor design, energy storage, heat-to-power cycles, and turbomachinery design. He is passionate about technology development using design thinking and lean startup methods to understand innovation projects' desirability, feasibility, and viability. He received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2002 and is completing his MBA at the University of Washington in 2022. Ryan enjoys working on cars, traveling, and outdoor activities with his family outside of work.