Executive Vice President and General Counsel
A 2018 Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree, Ryan Dings is an experienced clean technology executive with a deep commitment to impact investment. As Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Ryan’s experience helps Greentown Labs strengthen the core operations of its business, ensuring a strong focus on its mission to support entrepreneurs addressing the climate crisis while the organization continues its dramatic growth. In this role, Ryan serves as second-in-command to Greentown Labs’ Chief Executive Officer, Emily Reichert.
He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel of Sunwealth, where he led the launch of its Solar Impact Fund and managed a diverse community of clean energy investors. Ryan remains on Sunwealth’s advisory board. In addition, Ryan serves as the chair of the board of directors of the Social Innovation Forum, Boston’s leading community for social impact engagement and connection, and as an advisory board member of New England Impact Investing Initiative.
Prior to joining Sunwealth, Ryan served as Vice President & General Counsel of Blu Homes, Inc., a leading, sustainably-focused prefab home builder. Ryan started his career practicing commercial real estate and construction law at a boutique law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he turned a passion for the built environment into a life-long love of sustainable design and clean technology.
Ryan holds a juris doctor (J.D.) from Wake Forest University School of Law, a master of design (MDesS) from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor of arts (B.A.) from UNC-Chapel Hill.