Ryan Desmond


Prior to joining Talavant, Ryan worked as a Database Administrator with Advicent Solutions (Financial Software) and Signicast (Investment Castings Manufacturing).

Ryan began with improving the data recovery strategy and upgrading from 2008 R2 to 2012.  He began to automate DBA processes with SQL Server Integration Services / SQL Server Data Tools.  At Advicent Ryan focused on automation of data extracts, and migration from Oracle, DB2, and MongoDB to SQL Server.

Prior to working in IT Ryan served in the US Army as a Military Police Officer.  While deployed to Iraq Ryan discovered a love of databases and automation and knew it was time for a career change.

In his free time Ryan likes to hunt, fish, camp, and makes an annual trip to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.

Ryan Desmond

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Talavant - (noun) /tal-av-ahnt/ From the word "talent" meaning aptitude or skill and the French word "avant" meaning advancing forward, Talavant means we’re habitual innovators. We encourage creative thinking; we’re growth-oriented; we make an impact; we affect change.

Not only are our methods inclusive of all facets of a business, but we also commit to investing in the knowledge and growth of our employees.

Headquartered in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin.

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