co-founder, ceo | cadre
Ryan Williams is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about building businesses and organizations that promote self-determination amongst the underserved. Ryan founded the technology-driven investment platform Cadre in 2014. Cadre is an online marketplace that provides institutions and individuals access to previously inaccessible quality real estate and alternative investment opportunities. Cadre’s platform enables transparent investing and provides investors unique liquidity opportunities, through the first of its kind secondary marketplace. Cadre’s platform supports more than $1.5bn in assets under management and has closed dozens of secondary transactions through its online platform. As CEO of Cadre, Ryan has raised more than $130mm of corporate capital backed by investors such as Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz, Ford Foundation, Khosla Ventures, Thrive Capital, General Catalyst and others.
Prior to founding Cadre, Ryan worked at The Blackstone Group in its real estate private equity division where he closed transactions in multiple asset classes. Prior to Blackstone, Ryan worked at Goldman Sachs in its technology, media, and telecom group. Ryan holds a BA from Harvard College.