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Ryan Cabinte, MBA, JD

Dean of Online Programs



MBA, Presidio Graduate School
JD, Boston University
BA, Yale University


Ryan Cabinte is the Dean of Online Programs at Presidio. He also teaches Market Failure and the Regulatory Environment in both degree programs. His academic areas of interest include innovations in corporate structure, law and governance as well as novel approaches to moving capital to mission-driven organizations. In 2014, the Aspen Institute named Ryan one of its 2014 "Faculty Pioneers," recognizing curriculum and scholarship that deeply examines the relationships between capital markets, firms, and the public good.

Before Presidio, Ryan worked with the Amada Group, an impact investing private equity firm focused on sustainable businesses. He also has nearly a decade of experience as a litigator. His practice areas included environmental law, consumer protection, toxic torts, securities, corporate and fund formation and intellectual property. Ryan has also served as a strategic consultant and legal advisor to numerous social entrepreneurs and sustainability ventures.

Ryan is a graduate of Yale University, Boston University School of Law, and Presidio Graduate School. He also serves on the Board of the Trust for Conservation Innovation.


SUS7100: Sustainable Urban Development, Economics and Policy (previous)

SUS7025: Market Failures & the Regulatory Environment


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