Ryan Mountain has been with Work Opportunities Unlimited for over 25 years performing diverse roles in multiple states. In his current role as Chief Operating Officer, Ryan is responsible for growth strategies, operational efficiencies and overall company performance.
Ryan began his career with Work Opportunities Unlimited in October of 1994 as a Career Resource Specialist providing direct supports to youth and individuals with disabilities. In January 1996, Ryan became the Director of the Portsmouth office and opened a new office in Rochester, NH.
In June of 1999, Ryan became the Director of Program Development, creating student transition service models and securing contracts with school districts in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Florida.
Having been promoted in 2004 to Vice President of Program Development, Ryan was responsible for the expansion of Work Opportunities Unlimited to Florida, Maryland and Washington D.C..
Starting in 2009, as Vice President of the Career Services Division, he became responsible for the operations, growth and service quality in Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. Ryan was promoted to Sr. Vice President in 2019.
In 2019, Ryan was voted in as President and CEO of Independence Works, Inc., a non-profit that was founded in 2006 to serve individuals with disabilities referred from the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1994, and completed graduate study in Behavior Management at Notre Dame College. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending his time golfing, skiing and traveling with his family.