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Ryan Chaffin

Adjunct Faculty
Faculty of Business & Government


Professional Background

Ryan recently stepped away from a career in Finance in NYC to focus on family, health, entrepreneurship, and giving back. Prior to spending four years on Wall Street, he started a bamboo watch company while a Senior at BYU-Hawaii, raising over $100,000 using crowdfunding. Ryan earned his Bachelors of Science from BYU-Hawaii in Business Management, with an emphasis in Finance. Additionally, he earned a Minor in Economics, completed an Entrepreneurship Certificate from the Willes Center, and served as the President of the BYU-Hawaii student chapter of the BYU Management Society. He is currently an online instructor for the Willes Center, teaching ENTR 390R on Crowdfunding.

Academic Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Marketing


  • BA - BYU-Hawaii - Business Management, Finance with a minor in Economics