Ryan Paugh is a successful entrepreneur who builds epic communities for ambitious professionals.

Ryan Paugh has been at the forefront of building highly curated, technology-enabled communities for ambitious professionals. He first co-founded Brazen Careerist, a career-management site for high-achieving young professionals and ambitious college students, where he led the company’s community development efforts. Brazen Careerist was recognized as one of the top social networks for Gen Y entrepreneurs by Mashable.

Ryan co-founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with Scott Gerber in 2010.

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An invite-only organization for top entrepreneurs 40 and under. Ryan saw YEC as a unique opportunity to apply the expertise he developed at Brazen Careerist to help fellow entrepreneurs access the resources, technology and most important, people they need to succeed. YEC’s members now generate billions of dollars in revenue and have created tens of thousands of jobs.

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“has quickly become one of the most elite organizations of its kind.”

Today, Ryan and his team are building on their vision of the future of professional organizations

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A company poised to launch dozens of vetted communities engineered to help ambitious professionals grow their network and expand business opportunities.

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“A cult legend in the online-community building world”

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“A new way to build–and spend–social capital”