Darlene Ryan is the executive director of TECH Fort Worth, a nonprofit technology business incubator that has been helping entrepreneurs start and grow technology-based businesses since 1998. She is also on the board of the National Business Incubation Association. Before joining TECH Fort Worth in 2006, Darlene was the co-founder and then CEO of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. Darlene graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. and a double major in mathematics and German. She is also holds an M.B.A. in accounting and finance and a minor in marketing from the University of Chicago, and is a Certified Public Accountant.