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Ryan Townsend


With over 15 years experience developing for the web, and an undying passion for web performance, Ryan Townsend is the CTO of Shift Commerce – a SaaS e-commerce platform bringing agility to mid-to-enterprise retailers.

His pragmatic and performance-led outlook means that—on the rare occasion that he does wear a shirt—his sleeves stay firmly rolled up: even as an exec, his favourite place is right there in the thick of things with his team.

Outside of the office, you’ll usually find him picking up heavy objects in the gym or falling off his mountain bike down the side of a hill.


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