Ryan Ozonian, Class of 2005, has been named one of Forbes 2016 30 Under 30. Featured in the consumer technology list, Ryan was selected to be among 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors.
Ryan is the CEO and cofounder of Cyber Dust, a confidential messaging app started in 2014. Texts sent via Cyber Dust automatically disappear 100 seconds after being read. The messages cannot be traced and are not stored anywhere, not even on Cyber Dust’s hard drive. The app is available worldwide in 15 different languages. The company received funding from billionaire Mark Cuban, the company’s co-founder, who Ryan works with daily.
Ryan was among five University of Southern California alumni featured in the Forbes list. In the USCNews article, Ryan said he “pays it forward by hiring Trojans for his team and speaking to USC entrepreneurship students who are just starting out.” Click here to read the article.
Ryan is scheduled as the St. Margaret's Alumni Career Forum keynote speaker for the Upper School on January 22, 2016.