Effort, Not Intellect, Will Set You Apart

Ryan K. Woodley

CEO, Progressive Leasing

October 11, 2018 - 11:00 am
Location: JSB Auditorium

Growing up on a small farm in Oregon, Ryan K. Woodley was inspired by his parents’ work ethic and focus on education: he went to BYU and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering before eventually earning his MBA from Harvard. Now Woodley is the CEO of Progressive Leasing, a public company that has seen exceptional growth during his tenure. Previously, he was COO and CFO of DigiCert, Inc., where he also helped lead a team that realized significant growth. While Woodley is modest about his success, he’s proud to be ranked by his employees on Glassdoor as one of the most beloved finance CEOs. Woodley enjoys mentoring young professionals and carving out time for the Utah outdoors, indulging in everything from skiing to dirt biking, depending on the season. In the end, however, Woodley says that his highest priority in life will always be his family. He has been married to his wife, Jenni, for fifteen years, and together they have four daughters.