Chris Ryan

Managing Director

Chris serves as a managing director and leads the Legal Transformation + Innovation practice within the Advisory business at HBR Consulting (HBR). Chris focuses on helping clients transform service delivery and business operations, identify and implement innovative technology solutions, and improve financial performance. He has worked with organizations around the globe, from Fortune 500 companies to professional services firms, and has over 15 years of strategic and operational consulting experience across a variety of industries.

Prior to joining HBR, Chris was founder and managing principal of Overwing, a boutique operational consulting firm, and a director at Huron Consulting Group.

Chris is an active member of the Chicago nonprofit community and currently serves as an executive council member of The Cara Program, as well as an ambassador for the venture philanthropy fund A Better Chicago. Chris has completed executive education from the London Business School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds an MBA from Loyola University Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Villanova University (‘16 & ’18 NCAA men’s basketball champions).

An avid international traveler and fan of music and sports, Chris enjoys supporting Chicago and Ireland teams, playing mediocre golf and spending time with his wife and three children.

Expertise: Conflicts + New Business Intake / Finance + Billing / Legal Support

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