Ryan Gillette


Office: San Francisco Year: 2019

Ryan Gillette is a Director of Advisory Services with Social Finance, where he co-leads the firm’s Public Sector Practice. Ryan works with state and local governments to improve the way that they contract for and deliver social services programs using data-driven strategies. His portfolio includes projects related to homelessness, maternal and infant health, and economic mobility.


Prior to joining Social Finance, Ryan was a Program Director with the Harvard Government Performance Lab (GPL). During his tenure with GPL, Ryan supported the development and launch of Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond initiatives in Massachusetts, Chicago, Connecticut, Michigan, and California on issues ranging from reducing recidivism to increasing access to high quality preschool. He also led GPL’s efforts in California to improve government performance management and impact measurement practices at the state and local level. Prior to GPL, Ryan was a Research Analyst at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he worked on the final evaluation of the Moving to Opportunity housing voucher study. 


He holds a B.A. in Economics and Russian from Middlebury College and an M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School.