Meet Our Team

 

Ryan Gibson

Ryan Gibson

Partner

Ryan is a founder of Rydell Holdings and oversees the expansion and future investments of the business.

Gibson is a graduate from Baylor University with degrees in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate. Upon graduation, he entered Real Estate focusing on sales in the Baylor area. He has closed over $60MM in Real Estate deals in the Baylor Area and personally owns many multifamily properties around Baylor's campus. In 2008, Ryan started a utility bill paying company called SimpleBIlls that has over 10,000 customers over the nation. In 2009, Ryan also started Proper Taxation, a company that represents property owners in lowering their property taxes. By 2011, this company represented over $250MM of property. Ryan is a founding member of the Baylor Angel Network. He is also currently a partner in Outdoor Waco, Campus Realtors, and Rydell Capital. Gibson’s passion is investing in entrepreneurs to create profitable companies.

Ryan is the proud husband to Megan and father to 3 beautiful children, Clara, Max, and Jessa.

Chris DeLeenheer

Chris DeLeenheer

Partner

Chris is one of the founding partners of Rydell Holdings and oversees the growth operations and performance of all the portfolio companies. He has worked across a variety of industries, both nationally and internationally, ranging from Fortune 500 firms to start ups.

Chris was the founder of a consulting group research firm specializing in high performing organizations. His primary focus was assisting leadership teams and boards in designing customized processes that lead to high performance. He is one of the architects of the Entrepreneurial Fitness Report, an assessment process to identify innovative leaders in entrepreneurial environments. Chris's passion is working with innovators to help them scale their business.

Chris is a graduate from Baylor University, where he played football and baseball for the Bears. He is still actively involved with the University as a member of the Baylor Angel Network and a guest lecturer in the business school. Chris and his wife Libby are the proud parents of 4 beautiful girls, who keep life fun and chaotic. They love living in Waco, Texas and enjoy cheering on the Bears!

Dillon Meek

Dillon Meek

General Counsel

Dillon Meek directs all of the legal affairs of Rydell Holdings, LLC. His principal areas of focus include general business operations, securities, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, commercial negotiations, intellectual property and rights management, compliance, and governance. Dillon also provides strategic advice to the management teams and company directors.

Prior to joining Rydell Holdings, Dillon practiced civil law at Haley & Olson, P.C. where he primarily represented energy companies and financial institutions.

Dillon graduated from Baylor Law School and received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business from Baylor University. He is active in his local church, and on the board of directors for Unbound, an anti-human trafficking ministry in the community and The McLennan County Pack of Hope. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching college football.