Ryan is currently a Managing Director at Wildhorse Capital Partners Inc., a Calgary based merchant bank and capital advisory firm. He has more than 25 years of international accounting, finance and legal experience in both Canada and the United States. Mr. Atkins was an Of Counsel Partner at the Heenan Blaikie law firm in Calgary and also worked for over five years as a merger and acquisitions and securities law attorney at the law firms of Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco and Perkins Coie Brown & Bain LLP in Phoenix. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Atkins was an accountant in the International Tax Services group with Price WaterhouseCoopers LLP in both its San Francisco and New York City offices.