Our Team


Ryan Shrout - Founder and Principal Analyst

With more than 17 years of experience evaluating and analyzing hardware and technology as the owner of PC Perspective, Ryan has a breadth of knowledge in nearly all fields of hardware including CPUs, GPUs, SoC design, memory systems, storage, graphics, displays and their integration into smartphones, laptops, PCs and VR headsets. 

Ryan has worked with nearly every major technology giant and their product management teams including Intel, Qualcomm, AMD, NVIDIA, MediaTek, Dell, Lenovo, Huawei, HTC, Samsung, ASUS, Oculus, Microsoft and Adobe.

Ryan's work has been cited and quoted by numerous technology news outlets as well as in internal and public facing corporate presentations. With a focus on in-depth and real-world testing and with nearly two decades of hands-on experience, he focuses Shrout Research on bringing valuable insight on competitive analysis, consumer product expectations and real-world experience comparisons.

Ryan holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky.


Allyn Malventano - Technology Analyst

A retired Navy veteran with over two decades of experience spanning reactor plant electronics, computer network defense, and software reverse engineering, Allyn has amassed an impressive storehouse of applied technical knowledge. With a personal drive towards innovation, he developed advanced troubleshooting techniques for submarine nuclear reactor plants and designed and managed the construction of the Navy’s first and only forensic SAN.

Since starting with PC Perspective in 2009, Allyn has continuously pioneered new methods of testing. He frequently leverages his breadth of expertise to develop custom in-house testing solutions, the analysis and reporting from which has resulted in performance and stability updates to leading products across multiple industries. Allyn has worked extensively with Intel, Micron, Samsung, Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, Drobo, Kingston, Marvell, Phison, Silicon Motion, and many others.