Tim Ryan

2 x Founder & Experienced Operator (Nextdoor, Clearco, Tilt, Checkout51)

A seasoned, people-first technology leader and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience, including general management of international teams and expansion, business operations, strategy, and people ops.

Tim Ryan



  • Atomic8


    Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

    May 2022 - Present

    Future of work

    • Raised pre-seed round to automate repetitive tasks in the workplace
  • Karrot



    Apr 2022 - Jan 2023

    Advisor to the Founder and CEO on their international expansion strategy and roadmap.

    • Scaled early entry to Canada
  • Clearco


    Vice President Operations

    May 2020 - Apr 2022

    As VP of Operations at Clearco, I was responsible for our people, culture, and talent teams as well as our internal operations function.

    • Scaled team to 500+ globally
  • Checkout 51

    Checkout 51

    General Manager

    May 2017 - Jun 2020

    • Hit record revenues and turned profitable for first time
  • Tilt.com


    Country Manager, Canada

    Jan 2014 - Oct 2015

    • Built the team that launched the service globally, including Canada, UK, France, and Australia.
  • Nextdoor



    Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

    Nextdoor is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can thrive. Our purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on. Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services. We believe connecting with others is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that neighborhoods are among the most important communities in our lives, have been guiding principles for Nextdoor since the beginning. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 315,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries. In the U.S., 1 in 3 households uses the network. Nextdoor is based in San Francisco. For additional information and images: nextdoor.com/newsroom. Nextdoor is free, and it's easy to sign up. Get started at https://nextdoor.com. For media inquiries, email us at press@nextdoor.com. For customer support, reach us at http://nextdoor.com/support.

    • Helped built early international and Canada playbook

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