Marcus Ryu

Co-Founder & Chairman


Marcus Ryu is a software entrepreneur, advisor, and investor.  He serves as Chairman of Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE), which he co-founded in 2001 and led as CEO until 2019.  He served in many roles at Guidewire, including securing customer relationships, defining market and product strategy, and leading the company through its IPO in 2012 as it became the market-leading core platform provider to the global property-and-casualty insurance industry.  Before co-founding Guidewire, he was Vice President of Strategy at Ariba and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. Marcus currently serves on the Board of Directors of Procore, Cornerstone on Demand, and the private companies Checkr and Bloomreach. He has an A.B. from Princeton University and a B.Phil. from New College, Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.