40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Ryan Overdevest


Overdevest Nurseries

Job Title

Chief Financial Officer


  • Developed new process to streamline the company’s weekly plant evaluation process by eliminating double data entry and using wireless tablets.
  • Uses his business background to enhance operations and has instituted cost-saving measures at the nursery paying careful attention to freight and labor costs while increasing productivity.


Ryan was a First Team Academic All-American in high school and college soccer. During his senior year of college, he received an award named after famous alum and comedian John Stewart for having the most positive influence on the team’s attitude.

Fun Facts

During his senior year at The College of William & Mary, Ryan “very briefly” met Queen Elizabeth II during the college’s 2007 Charter Day celebration.

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