Ryan McDonough

Founder, Sometime Artist

CFO and co-founder @Accompany, acquired by @Cisco. Turnaround CFO @Ning, sold to Glam Media. Former seed VC. McKinsey trained. @Wharton School and @Haas School of Business.



After a career as a start up CFO, Ryan began his second act with Act2Art. He now focuses his creativity on making pieces to inspire more giving.

I’ve been fortunate in my career to be at a point where I can now focus on purely creative pursuits. While I love creating for its own sake, I’ve decided I still want to have a positive impact on the world.

Act2Art is my latest experiment in social good. There are a number of causes that I hold near and dear to my heart that I hope my patrons will also come to love & support.

  • The V Foundation for Cancer Research: 100% of cash contributions go directly to fund cancer research. Having lost my mom to cancer as a teenager, I've watched first hand how
  • The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Bryan Stevenson is an inspiration - watch his talks, read his book, see Just Mercy. Our society only works when there is a level playing field. We have so far to go.
  • Covenant House: I was so lucky to have a loving home. Millions of teens do not. Lets make sure a life on the street does not define someone's life.

So, if you like my art style, then there is a price to pay. Once we agree on a price for a piece, payment will be proof of your donation made directly to one of the above causes. If you have company matching, please amplify impact. Thank you!

Ryan McDonough

Retired CFO & co-founder of Accompany, a startup acquired by Cisco Systems in 2018. Former Ning CFO, sold to Glam Media. McKinsey trained, Wharton & Haas School of Business educated.