‘Our plan is to basically humanise the gig economy’ – The big interview: John Ryan, founder of Gigable

John Ryan learned a lot about leadership as an army officer. Back in civilian life he pursued an MBA from UCD, which led to him founding Gigable, an app that connects businesses with freelance workers

John Ryan, founder and chief executive of Gigable: ‘Our platform is different because we only work off a shift basis. The pay rates are transparently there for everybody to see before they apply for work and they know that they're going to be paid’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

In brief

Name and role: John Ryan, founder and chief executive of Gigable

Lives: Killarney, Co Kerry

Age: 36

Family: Married

My working day: I usually wake up pretty early, between 5am and 6am, have a cold shower, read a book and drink coffee. If I’m not too busy, I’ll go for a fast hike or go to the gym. I usually start work between 7am and 8am, and the work day can vary from ...