Ryan manages our digital marketing team, composed of strategists and interactive designers as well as front-end, back-end and database programmers. His team ensures that great interactive strategies are translated into strategic and engaging user experiences . . . whether that includes websites, online advertising, email campaigns, mobile campaigns, apps or all of the above.
Of which business achievements are you most proud?
I’ve always been proud of the fact that I was able to break into this business at such a young age with an agency on the move. At Adams & Knight, I’ve not only been able to work with some great clients, I’ve been able to see how our efforts have driven results for them.
What awards/recognition do you value most?
Winning Marketer of the Year award from the American Marketing Association for our work with Dreyfus, Ashby & Co. is a highlight. That site was creative inside and out, with a great CMS to help them handle constantly changing inventories. Plus, it was just a lot of fun working with one of the top wine importers in the U.S.
What do you find most fulfilling about your work?
What jazzes me is being able to continue to grow. I love this business because I’m constantly exploring new territory and learning about new businesses, new industries, new distribution channels and new markets. For me, that’s the difference between a job and a career.
What activities do you enjoy?
I love traveling to new places with my wife, working on home improvement projects with my father, and spending time with my daughter and son. Family values are extremely important to me, and I enjoy carrying on the traditions like Sunday dinner that my grandparents put in place many years ago.
Who are your heroes or role models?
My parents and grandparents. They’ve all instilled in me to believe in your own capabilities, not be fearful of failure and always work hard to achieve success.
Any special interests?
Carpentry. I love to build things. It has always given me a great sense of satisfaction to work with my hands to create things.