August 26, 2016
Class of 2016

40 Under 40: Ryan Leary

PHOTO/Erika sidor
40 Under Forty winners (from left) Ryan Leary, Michael Herbert, Nicole Zea and Joe Bush

Leary and two partners launched Running Start in 2012, realizing Worcester had a demand for a membership-based workspace. What started as 800 square feet in a Lincoln Street office and a single member has grown into two locations in Worcester and Oxford with more than 100 members and nearly a dozen partner locations around the state. Leary has taken on every role from business development to community management to the buildout of each uniquelocation.

What will the title of your memoirs be? "Run. Start. Work." – it references my entrepreneurial mindset, my work with Running Start and even my favorite pastime, running and triathlon.

What should older generations know about the up--and--coming workforce? -We may have new ways of approaching things but many of us still have the same good old fashioned work ethic as past generations.

Why do you work in Central Massachusetts? There isn't a better place to live or work. It's a short drive to major cities or a quiet country landscape. Great for cycling and running!

The people I work with would tell you I am...stubborn, fun and willing to risk failure to make progress.

Meet the other 40 under Forty winners

Matthew Abraham - Tighe & Bond Inc. in Worcester

Kola A. Akindele - UMass Medical School in Worcester

William E. Aubuchon, IV - Aubuchon Hardware in Westminster

Amanda Marie Baer - Mirick O'Connell in Westborough

Elizabeth Belliveau - Enlightened Interventions & Union Street Yoga in Worcester

Joe Bush - Worcester CleanTech Incubator

Nicholas J. Carbone - Boyle & Carbone, P.C. in Fitchburg

Christof Chartier - C.M. Chartier Contracting in Templeton

Rob Cleary - ClearCom IT Solutions Inc. in Leicester

Emily DeGray - Residential Mortgage Services in Sturbridge & Worcester

Alexander Dunn - Skyscope in Worcester

Peter Dunn - Worcester Executive Office of Economic Development

Amadeus Finlay - BlueHive Inc. in Worcester

Tiffany Gallo - Cutler Associates, Inc. in Worcester

Carly A. Gould - Reliant Medical Group in Worcester

Hawley Harrigan - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest in Worcester

Michael Herbert - Town of Ashland

Julie Holstrom - Worcester Business Development Corp.

Miriam Hyder - Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace in Worcester

Kham Inthirath - Envision Digital Group in Worcester

Isabelle Jenkins - College of the Holy Cross in Worcester

Renee King - The Queen's Cup in Millbury

Oriola Koci - Livia's Dish & Altea's Brunch in Worcester

D. Andrew McBeth - Green Leaf Construction in Leominster

Paul Medeiros - Easter Seals Massachusetts in Worcester

Bob Miller - Tegra Medical in Franklin

Jonathan Miller - YOU, Inc. in Worcester

Amanda Misilo - Commerce Bank in Worcester

Jasmine Jina Ortiz - Keller Williams of Greater Worcester in Worcester

Amy Peterson - DCU Center in Worcester

Katherine Pittinger - Worcester Fitness

Douglas T. Radigan - Bowditch & Dewey, LLP in Worcester

Caitlin Sargent Lubelczyk - Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester

Dr. Brian Sullivan, MD - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester

Evis Wilmes Terpollari - Veterans Inc. in Worcester

Brian Treitman - B.T.'s Smokehouse in Sturbridge

James A. Valis - Blackstone Valley Wealth Management in Hopkinton

Stephanie Weagle - Corero Network Security in Hudson

Nicole Zea - Saint Gobain Superabrasives in Worcester

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