Ryan Esparza is Chief Information Officer for Jackson Healthcare headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. As head of the technology group, Esparza is tasked with leading a shared services team that supports 18 companies in the Jackson Healthcare portfolio. He oversees the strategic vision, direction, and delivery of technology initiatives.
Prior to his leadership role with Jackson Healthcare, Esparza worked with some of the leading brands in Atlanta including The Weather Channel, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Cox and The Home Depot. Most recently he was a Vice President of Software Engineering at The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where he managed engineering teams in Atlanta and Israel to build the company’s advertising, video, and content delivery platforms servicing web, mobile, and all digital platforms. As a Global Innovation Manager at IHG, Ryan launched the world’s first mobile key platform.
Ryan holds a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin and studied at Tecnológico de Monterrery. He stays involved with a number of technology organizations in the Atlanta area and sits on the boards of The Brittany Club, a local non-profit, and the Alpharetta Technology Commission. Ryan is a licensed pilot, scuba diver, avid traveler and resides with his wife, Brittany, and two kids in Brookhaven, GA.