NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) recognized Ryan A. Williams, CEO and Co-Founder of Cadre as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2016 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California this past week.
Goldman Sachs selected Ryan as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple global industries to be honored at the two-day event. As the CEO of Cadre, Ryan has built a technology company that is revolutionizing how investors and operators connect by merging the best tech and investment talent in the world. He has raised $70 million in funds from investors and closed hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions on the platform since inception.
In the last few months, Ryan has spoken at the Goldman Sachs Fintech and Real Estate Conferences, given the keynote address at the New York City Real Estate Expo, and has spoken on panels at the Forbes Under 30 Summit and the official JP Morgan Research Summit.
"It was a privilege to be recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs in 2016," said Ryan. "Cadre is building technology to radically transform how investors access real estate opportunities. We are thrilled with the early recognition of impact that Cadre is having. We are excited at what lies ahead for Cadre as we continue to transform our global economy by providing a wider range of investors with both superior access and insight to the universe of alternative investments."
"We were honored to recognize Ryan as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2016," said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. "This is the fifth year that we've hosted the Builders + Innovators Summit where emerging business leaders gather to discuss their common interests in building thriving organizations."
For more than 145 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts and business leaders.
About Ryan Williams
Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ryan began his entrepreneurial career at age 13 founding a sports apparel company which he later sold. After graduating from Harvard, Ryan joined the TMT investment banking division at Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman Sachs, he helped coordinate the sale of the Brooklyn Nets, the refinancing of The Weather Channel and the spin-off of TripAdvisor from Expedia. Prior to founding Cadre, he worked for The Blackstone Group in their real estate private equity division and worked on the $1.3 billion leveraged buyout of Apple REIT Six, acquired the $550 million Hyatt Waikiki hotel, and helped close on more than $500 million of multi-family properties. Ryan also launched his own single-family real estate fund in 2008 which he scaled to multiple markets throughout the southeastern region of the U.S.
Cadre is building the world's first digital online marketplace for automated, impactful investing. Founded by Ryan Williams in 2014, Cadre connects investors to sponsors and enables investors to purchase assets in a significantly more efficient, transparent and economical manner than has ever existed before. Since inception, Cadre has already raised nearly $70 million from investors and closed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of deals.
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