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Author - Ryan O’Leary
Our Gen X Guest: Ryan O’Leary is an IT director responsible for delivering new capabilities on USAA’s mobile applications and was recently selected to spearhead the creation of USAA’s new strategic software development center in Plano, Texas.
Ryan joined USAA in 2003 as a systems developer. He has 15 years industry experience working with financial services applications on the Java Enterprise platform. Ryan’s first major initiative at USAA was to develop a new state-of-the-art enterprise bill-payment system. This laid the foundation for what would become USAA’s money movement infrastructure which supports key “live money” capabilities such as Pay Your Bills and Funds Transfer across all of USAA’s channels.
Ryan’s passions lie in identifying and developing talent—both technical and leadership. He loves to teach and help others discover their strengths and gifts. Ryan has been heavily involved with Java and Enterprise applications, and often gives books on the subject he finds inspiring to new and aspiring software engineers wanting to master their craft.
Ryan can be found enjoying books by Michael Lewis and David Foster Wallace, or the timeless novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky, who is the one person he would most enjoy meeting should time-travel ever be permitted. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Centenary College, a small Liberal Arts school located in Shreveport, La., where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is joyfully married to an exquisite woman, Alycia O’Leary, who is also a USAA employee.