Ryan Knaack, our CEO, has been with Galland Henning Nopak since April 2021. Ryan has extensive experience growing closely-held middle-market businesses while increasing customer service levels and employee engagement in the business. He worked first as a Certified Public Accountant and consultant for 12+ years before joining the staff of a manufacturing client to lead operations in 2014 until ownership’s successful exit in 2018. After the owners’ exit, Ryan continued to lead company operations for a multi-national brand, expanding its facilities and product lines until exiting late in 2020.
Ryan holds an undergraduate and master’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin Madison Business School, an MBA in Marketing and Data Analytics from UW-Whitewater, and is a licensed CPA and CGMA.