Ryan Arnold
Ryan ArnoldDeputy Director

Ryan Arnold is a Deputy Director helping to deliver Next Street’s small business programming. In his role, Ryan has a focus on business education, small business planning support, and leveraging community partnerships to help business access capital.

On working at Next Street

I was drawn to Next Street because of our value-driven work. I love knowing that our impact with individual business owners on the ground is backed up by work that impacts the entire business ecosystem and helps create a more inclusive economy.

Before joining Next Street, Ryan worked for an economic development organization in the Chicago area where he worked with a local economic development and led community outreach efforts, strategic planning, and worked directly with small business owners to connect them to resources and assist them in overcoming various challenges. Prior to this work, Ryan worked in the international development sector where his work included training and supporting entrepreneurs.

Outside of Next Street

When he’s not at work, Ryan can be found reading, running, practicing yoga, and exploring all NYC has to offer.

Get to know Ryan

  • Foreign Languages: Spanish
  • Course Instructor for NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Freelance Small Business Consultant