Ryan Downing – Co-Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Downing

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Downing serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of RobustWealth, a digital wealth management company, acquired by Principal in 2018. Ryan is also a Vice President in Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer of Corporate Services at the Principal. In this role, he is accountable for the development and delivery of technology solutions that enable the company’s corporate functions globally.

Ryan joined Principal in 2004 as a Software Engineer. During his tenure with Principal, he has held various engineering leadership roles within the organization.

In 2016 Ryan was named Chief Technology Officer for the Latin American Region and spent three years living and working in Santiago, Chile supporting Principal’s businesses in Chile, Mexico, and Brazil. Upon his return to the US in late 2019, Ryan was promoted to his current position.

Downing earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University.

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