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James Cryan, Founder & CEO

James is passionate about improving the public education system in Colorado and serves as an elected member of the DPS Collaborative Council and board member for Reach out and Read Colorado. He ​has been named one of Denver’s “Public Education Game-Changers” and was selected as a member of the 2015 Leadership Denver program. Prior to his work at RMP, James received his MBA from the University of Denver, ​was a member of Teach for America ​and graduated magna cum laude from Colby College.

  • Hometown: Houston, TX and Pittsburgh, PA
  • Education: Colby College (B.A. Government and International Studies) and University of Denver (M.B.A. School Leadership)
  • Hobbies: Backcountry skiing, climbing and hiking with his wife Liz and his dog Sage
  • Favorite children’s book: Calvin and Hobbes