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Ryan Abbott

Ryan Abbott

Sundt Construction, Inc.

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Ryan's work combines: Design, Engineering, and Building Things

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Day In The Life

Senior Vice President

Build solutions to society's grand challenges.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    South Medford High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Engineering, General

    Arizona State University

  • Graduate Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Arizona State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Construction Managers:

Bachelor's Degree: Engineering, General

Graduate Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Various internships (as an undergrad student).

  • 2.

    Fantastic industry mentors.

  • 3.

    Night school, with other industry change agents.

  • 4.

    Realizing I was the sum of those I spent the most time with.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    Stay within these curbs, these are the boundaries, these are the rules, this is the process.

  • How I responded:

    I said, "Instead of telling me how to do it, or how it's always been done...Tell me what do you need, what you want, what we're here to accomplish!"

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • To use the words of Mark Cuban, "Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you."