Jay Ryerse

Vice President, Cybersecurity Initiatives

Jay Ryerse is the vice president of cybersecurity initiatives for ConnectWise. He is responsible for driving cybersecurity initiatives throughout the organization and the MSP market as well as providing education around managing cyber risk for ConnectWise partners and their clients. Jay brings more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, information technology, and security solutions to businesses of all sizes to ConnectWise. He began his current role in November 2019 following ConnectWise’s acquisition of Continuum, where he served as chief technology officer of security products. In this role, Jay was responsible for driving education and awareness of cybersecurity issues and products within Continuum’s partner community.  

Prior to Continuum, Jay served in a number of leadership positions, including the CEO of CARVIR, a managed cybersecurity firm for MSPs. He also served as vice president and general manager of IT services at Digitel Corp. after selling his MSP in 2014.  

Jay is the author of a self-published book titled Technology 101 for Business Owners. He is also the 2014 recipient of the MSPmentor.net Industry 250 Executives award and Top 501 MSP’s (#201) recognition. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).