Deb combined her extensive recruiting background with her personal business philosophy to establish the executive search firm Bonell Ryan, Inc., in the late 1990s. The company specializes in the placement of senior-level executives in Payments, FinTech, eCommerce and Consumer Banking. Deb's high energy, integrity and candid style have created an impressive client base consisting of Fortune 500 companies and early and late stage start-ups. With a focus on developing mutual trust and respect, Deb has built close relationships where she is viewed as a true partner. Her efficient, thorough and highly personalized service, as well as her uncanny ability to develop a strong understanding of and connection to qualified candidates, has resulted in Bonell Ryan’s strong reputation in a highly competitive marketplace.
Prior to Bonell Ryan, Inc., Deb spent five years as a partner with Muller Ryan International, Inc., a global executive search firm, and five years in several management positions across the globe with Drake International, a world-wide recruitment firm.
Deb is a member of World Entrepreneurs' Organization and Metropolitan Squash Association.
In 2008, she co-founded Children of Tomorrow – a 501C3 which helps educate impoverished children in various countries.
Deb also volunteers at StreetSquash a 501C3 which combines sport and education for inner city kids in New York City.
She grew up in Australia and has lived in the UK, South Africa and US.