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Founder & CEO | Tempo
Ryan Crane is an entrepreneur and advocate for cannabis, with particular expertise in CPG startups and institutional finance. Ryan has a passion to help people fuel their minds and bodies better with clean, yet powerful, natural ingredients.
He is the Founder and CEO of Tempo, a mindful and modern brand that elevates consumers to achieve more during the day through its line of better-for-you functional beverages. Tempo’s signature products feature a carefully selected blend of ingredients designed to keep customers properly fueled and focused throughout the day. Current products include a line of CBD-infused wellness beverages.
Ryan has spoken widely on cannabis, CBD, and trends in food and beverage at events and conferences throughout the US. His companies have been featured in Cheddar, Marijuana Business Magazine, Forbes, Chicago Ideas Week, American Inno, and New Hope Network, among others.
In 2019, Ryan delivered a TED talk focusing on the therapeutic side of cannabis, titled “Re-Thinking Cannabis: the Therapeutic Potential of CBD, at TEDxChicago.
Ryan received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (honors), and BA in Psychology / Neuroscience from Princeton University (magna cum laude). Ryan is also a CFA charter holder.