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Ryan Graves
Born1983 (age 35–36)
San Diego, California, United States
EducationEconomics, Miami University, OH
OccupationSVP, Uber (December 2010-September 2017)
CEO, Uber (February–December 2010)
Founder & CEO, Saltwater
Net worthIncrease US$1.5 billion[1]

Ryan Graves is an American businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Saltwater. Graves was formerly the CEO, then SVP of global operations at Uber, where he remains on the board of directors as of 2019.

Early life[edit]

Graves was born in San Diego, California.[2] An avid surfer, he grew up competing for his high school surf team at Horizon Christian Academy. Graves graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.


Graves served as Uber's CEO and General Manager from February 2010 to December 2010, when his CEO role was replaced by one of Uber's founders Travis Kalanick. After that he served as the SVP of Global Operations at Uber until August 10, 2017. He was often referred to as 'No. 2' and is very close to Uber's former CEO Kalanick. He is on the board of directors of the company.[3]

In 2018, Graves announced his firm Saltwater, an investment company, focused on consumer products and technology businesses.[4]


  1. ^ "Ryan Graves". Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ Ellen Huet, Uber Cofounder Garrett Camp, First Hire Ryan Graves Join FORBES Billionaires List, Forbes, March 2, 2015
  3. ^ "Uber's original CEO, Ryan Graves, to step down from operating role". Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Saltwater Capital, Investing through the partner equity model". Retrieved 25 September 2018.

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