“You’re talking about the most complex and dangerous scenario that there is – which is warfighting. And you can apply that kind of discipline and that structured approach to the corporate worlds very, very effectively”
John Ryan jettisoned a career in finance to join the Irish Defence Forces as a cadet in 2007. He graduated top of his class, served on international peacekeeping missions, and rose to the rank of captain. In this podcast with Ian Kehoe, he talks about how the lessons, training and experiences of army life prepared him for the world of business with Gigable, an online marketplace that links independent workers with businesses, primarily in the food delivery space.
Ryan talks about the company’s growth across Ireland and the UK since its 2018 launch, and his plans to eventually expand the business into mainland Europe and North America. He also talks about trying to humanise the gig economy, how Covid has changed the dynamic between employers and workers and his plans to raise additional funding over the coming year.