Minneapolis-based Ryan Companies US, Inc. has appointed Monique Picou to the company’s board of directors.
The company experienced continued growth in 2021 including growing its team by 20 percent across the country, expanding into Denver, Colorado, and delivering 28 million square feet of new construction. Ryan is projected to continue expanding its footprint, which made it essential to bring on a new board member.
Picou is currently the vice president of product, technology, strategy and global server operations at Google. In her role, Picou is leading the global expansion of server operations, as well as strategies for technology and data center planning.
Prior to her time at Google, Picou was the chief strategy and supply chain officer for Sam’s Club where she achieved profitable growth for the enterprise.
Picou is currently the marketing subcommittee chair for the Florida Tech College of Business advisory board and a member of the Southern University Business and Industry Cluster Executive Committee. She’s also been featured in DiversityInc, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit and Savoy Network. She holds a BS in electrical engineering from Southern University, Baton Rouge, La. and completed her MBA at Florida Tech.