Ryan Vander Ryk is the Head of Market Research at Cubic Transportation Systems in San Diego. Prior to this job, Ryan held a similar position at BAE Systems in Washington D.C., implementing Competitive Intelligence programs for each division of the company. His integrity and industry experience have given him the upper hand in assisting his clients with their competitive projects.
A Blooming Industry
The competitive intelligence field has been growing rapidly in North America over the past 15 years. When Ryan first got involved in the industry in 2004, the concept was new, and not many businesses were embracing the field. “Now I see that almost every company has some sort of competitive and market intelligence function,” Ryan says. “There are a number of different names for it, but really they’re all doing the same thing, which is competitive and market intelligence research and analysis.”
This early-adoption into the field of competitive intelligence has proved advantageous for Ryan, as he has been able to utilize his experience to achieve the best possible outcomes. Over time, his experience has shown him patterns that help him better assist his clients and the companies he interacts with.