President of Houston Astros Business Operations
Texas native Reid Ryan has a long and distinguished record in both baseball and business. Prior to becoming President of Business Operations for the Houston Astros, Ryan served as President and CEO of Ryan Sanders Baseball, owners and operators of the Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball Clubs. Round Rock is the Class AAA affiliate of the Texas Rangers and Corpus Christi is the Class AA affiliate of the Houston Astros. Ryan is credited with the idea of creating the two franchises, which are traditionally ranked at the top of minor league attendance, stadium satisfaction and franchise value. Ryan has been active in the leadership of Minor league Baseball, serving as a trustee of the Texas league, a Pacific Coast league executive committee member and as Finance Chairman for MilB. Ryan has also been involved in several successful ventures outside of baseball to include R Bank, where he serves as Director. He sits on the boards of numerous charitable organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.
Ryan literally grew up with the Houston Astros and his relationship with the team goes back thirty-three years. His father, Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, signed with the club in 1980. Ryan served as a bat boy for the Astros and his formative years were spent growing up in the Astrodome. Ryan also had an impressive career as a player. After pitching for Texas Christian University, his alma mater, Ryan was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1lth round of the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent two years in the Minor Leagues, pitching for the Hudson Valley Renegades, Charleston River Dogs and Visalia Oaks.
"Being named President of Business Operations is both a homecoming and the pinnacle of my career in baseball," Ryan said. "I have an understanding of the history and tradition of the Houston Astros. Over the last several years, I have been fortunate to build some close relationships with many people within the Astros organization. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Jim Crane and I share his vision to rebuild the franchise."
Ryan and his wife, Nicole, are the proud parents of one son, Jackson (13), and two daughters, Victoria (11) and Ella (8). The Ryans currently live in Georgetown and enjoy spending free time with family and friends at their South Texas ranch, watching sporting events and traveling.