Our Process

The Sunflower Model Uniquely drives innovation, alignment and strategy. The Model informs the entrepreneur in critical product innovations and strategies to dominate in the marketplace.

Past Client Testimonials

"Rob Ryan has a passion for business and a love for entrepreneurs. Our interactions with him have always resulted in higher expectations and a practical plan to achieve them."Greg Gianforte,
CEO, RightNow Tech

"Working with Rob has allow us to gain the executive experience and maturity that our entrepreneurial management team needed."Andrew Feinberg,
CEO, NetCracker

"Rob was a key driver in helping LookSmart emerge from a dire financial crisis to a billion dollar public company in less than 2 years. His results speak for themselves."Evan Thornily,
CEO, LookSmart




Our Entrepreneurs

Below is a sampling of companies that we have worked with and/or continue to work with, each of whom have made their mark in their respective industries.




About Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan is the founder, past chairman and CEO of Ascend Communications, and currently mentors entrepreneurs through his Entrepreneur America Mentors’ boot camps at his ranch in Montana or his botanical garden in Hawaii. Ryan earned national attention when he grew his 1989 start-up company, Ascend Communications, to more than $2 billion in sales. Lucent Technologies acquired Ascend in 1999 for approximately $20+ billion in what was termed at the time the “largest technology merger ever.”



Entrepreneur America Mentors

13 Orion Belt Way
Hamilton, Montana 59840

Phone – 406-363-0164

Rob Ryan: rryan@eamail.com