About Us

Ryan Laverty

Ryan Laverty

CEO / Founder

Ryan’s experience with public speaking began when he joined his high school debate team at the age of 14. He eventually went on to instruct fellow students in the art of communication and aid in teaching a “Speech and Debate” class.

Ryan has won awards and recognitions for his public speaking abilities and considers the valuable skill to be his passion. He is currently a student at Babson College majoring in Entrepreneurship. When his classmates began coming to him asking for public speaking help, Learn to SpeakOut was born.

Chase Boni

Chase Boni

COO

Chase brings to the table over six years of competitive public speaking experience, starting in high school and continuing with the Northeastern University Debate Society. He has won numerous awards for debate and public speaking, and was the Rhode Island Forensic League state champion in 2013 and 2014.

 

Chase studies computer science and linguistics at Northeastern University. He is passionate about helping domain experts develop their speaking skills to effectively share their deep technical knowledge. Chase also leverages his linguistics background to work with non-native speakers of English and multilingual individuals.
Joe Passanante

Joe Passanante

CTO

Joe’s experience with technology spans a variety of fields – from gaming to software and everything in-between. He has a passion for using the latest and greatest technology to deliver value to clients and customers in the most efficient manner possible.

Joe is currently working towards a degree in Software Engineering from Quinnipiac University. He prides himself on being able to find creative solutions to even the most complex technical obstacles. When not working, Joe can be found sharing his extensive knowledge of tanks.

Eric Chu

Eric Chu

Growth Specialist

Eric’s experience in marketing and growth comes from a variety of organizations and subsequent positions. His first marketing experience was with an internship at Skyline Exhibits, where he secured leads and was an integral part of client meetings. He then used this experience to advance the growth of various student charities and organizations he was involved with.

Eric is currently a first year student at Babson College, where he is expanding his knowledge in business related activities. He applies a similar approach to his job in order to grasp a greater understanding of how best to help aspiring public speakers.