Ryan Marsh

Associate Vice President for Development

Headshot of Ryan MarshTalent Citizen congratulates Ryan Marsh on his appointment as Associate Vice President for Development at California Institute of Technology effective December 14, 2023. As AVP, Ryan will lead Caltech’s fundraising teams across annual giving, gift planning, foundation relations, principal gifts, individual, and regional giving. Ryan will work in partnership with Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations Dexter Bailey and serve as his trusted advisor and strategist on all fundraising matters.

Ryan brings more than 20 years of fundraising experience to Caltech. He previously served as Assistant Vice President of Principal Gifts and Strategic Initiatives at University of Florida. While maintaining his own robust principal giving portfolio and fundraising for university-wide strategic priorities, Ryan supervised a large team of professionals across the Warrington College of Business, College of Journalism and Communications, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Biosciences, Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education, and the university libraries. He was an integral member of the senior team that designed and implemented UF’s recent $4.6 billion campaign.

With 12 years of service to University of Florida, Ryan developed wide-ranging expertise in donor development, program strategy, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Prior to his time as AVP of Principal Gifts and Strategic Initiatives, Ryan led development for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for nine years and oversaw advancement operations in the Wertheim College of Engineering, Levin College of Law, College of the Arts, the Samuel Harn Museum of Art, and UF Performing Arts in the final stretch of the Florida Tomorrow campaign, which concluded at the end of 2012. Prior to joining UF, Ryan held various fundraising positions of increasing responsibility at universities in Utah and California, as well as at the Boy Scouts of America. Ryan began his career in the field of international tourism and marketing.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Utah State University and completed two years of graduate study in International Relations with a focus on Latin America at the University of Miami.

With strong family ties to Southern California, Ryan and his family are excited to relocate to the Los Angeles area and join a community of ambitious individuals working together to advance world-renowned research and education that address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges.

Talent Citizen President Tracy Welsh led this search with Managing Associate Rachel K. Partin and Senior Associate Britni Russell-Bianchi.