Kevin Ryan has had a lot of variety in his career so far, with a front-row seat building companies including DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe, 10gen, and Business Insider. And recently it’s been reported that he could add another very interesting facet to his resume by running for mayor of New York City.
So when we had the opportunity to talk with Ryan backstage at the Disrupt NYC 2013 show, we asked him about the rumors and whether a leap from business to politics is in the cards. While it sounds like he might not be keen to take the seat vacated by Michael Bloomberg in the very near future, he had some great insights on why it could be a good thing if the next leader at City Hall is someone from the tech world. We also talked about how he keeps balance while running companies in such divergent spaces, from fashion to programming tools and beyond.
Check it all out in the video above.