Ryan Koontz

Communications Infrastructure Analyst & Managing Director

Silicon Valley


Ryan Koontz is a Managing Director of WCP Research. Ryan brings 7 years of communications technology research and over 15 years of telecommunications industry experience to Woodside Capital Partners. Ryan was a founding partner at Inflection Point Research, LLC, in 2004 where he managed their communications infrastructure research practice. At Inflection Point Research his coverage spanned carriers, internet service providers, internet content and delivery, communications equipment hardware and software, and pure play semiconductors.

Ryan joined IPR from Advanced Fibre Communications, where, among several roles over his 9 year tenure, he served as Director of Business Development and Director of Marketing. His key contributions included leading the company’s acquisition and partnering activities, leading product and market strategy, handling investor and press relations, and managing engineering product development programs. During his tenure, AFC revenues grew from under $50M to over $400M annually.

Prior to AFC, Ryan held engineering management positions with Ericsson-Raynet and Pacific Bell (now AT&T).

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering as well an M.B.A. and M.S. in Engineering Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.