Ryan Cousins is CEO and co-founder of krtkl (“critical”) inc. He has served as a product and design engineer for a medical device component manufacturer, as well as North American sales manager for the same company, and most recently as VP of engineering at an embedded systems consulting firm. Ryan is an R&D engineer, inventor, tinkerer, patent holder, IP strategist, product evangelist, negotiator, and world traveler. His primary responsibilities at krtkl are fostering open-source software and hardware initiatives, developer community engagement, customer happiness, user experience, product management, supply chain operation, technical editing, marketing, and sales. A mechanical engineer from UCLA, Ryan lives for making people smile and producing products people love.