Ryan Nichols is a serial entrepreneur operating predominantly in tech and construction arenas. He is most interested in the place where those two worlds intersect and developing new systems and platforms that both advocate for the consumer and allow tradesmen to focus on their crafts. An unconventional CEO who started building companies in his teens, Nichols has launched eight companies over the course of his life, all of which are 100% self-funded. Nichols’ latest venture is Start Closing, a software solution that promises to transform the unwieldy insurance claims process for property owners, insurance companies, and contractors. In addition to Start Closing, Nichols remains CEO of Eco Roof & Solar, Eco Real Estate, and Eco Claims Services.
“I’m a change agent, always looking for faster ways to do things,” Nichols says, choosing his words carefully and with a quiet dignity that pervades all of his conversations. “I want to control my own destiny and impact the destinies of others.”