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Email: rrisley@wipfli.com

Ryan E. Risley, CIO


Ryan Risley, principal with Wipfli's technology consulting practice, leads the firm's Chief Intelligence Officer (CIO) advisory practice. This practice approaches digital transformation holistically to align enterprise strategic plans with technological innovation and governance. This holistic approach creates digital strategies utilizing expansive technology expertise in a number of core industries to produce results for greater impact and growth. The technology-agnostic practice works with organizations of all sizes to chart a course to their success.

As part of his philanthropy, Ryan has had an outward mindset since his early days as an Eagle Scout and it carries through to his current volunteer roles. He is deeply involved as a technology leader in federal policy advocacy championing issues that are important to Wipfli's clients and the firm's focus on modernizing technology legislation. Ryan believes strongly in promoting growth in STEM programs to develop more diverse technologists from an early age, as well as protecting cloud privacy rights and providing internet access to all.


  • Chief Information Officer Certificate

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • GraceFul Care, Inc. - Board member
  • Voices for Innovation - Advisory task force member
  • International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) - U.S. advocacy chair
  • IAMCP, Washington, D.C. Chapter - Past president
  • National Eagle Scout Association - Eagle Scout

Areas of Focus

  • Digital Transformation
  • Business application deployments
  • CIO advisory services
  • Cloud applications and cloud readiness
  • Cultural adoption
  • Holistic system implementations
  • Business intelligence
  • Collaboration systems
  • IT leadership mentoring
  • Application development


University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Bachelor degree in environmental studies with a concentration in chemistry
The George Washington University School of Business
  • Master of science degree in business systems with an emphasis in information management
  • CIO University certificate
United States Naval Academy
  • Advanced sailing skipper certification