Nashville, TN, USA
Ryan received his music business BBA from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. While completing his degree, he was recruited at RPM Management as a Marketing Coordinator and promoted to Marketing Manager. Ryan managed the various online and traditional marketing for Tim McGraw, Jessica Andrews, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Billy Gilman.
In 2004, Ryan relocated to Seattle, WA to expand his knowledge in new media technology and its place in entertainment. He handled all licensing for the funded startup Blue Frog Mobile, eventually directing interactive music television channels into 20 million homes. After 4 years, RPM Management brought him back to Nashville as Chief Strategy Officer to head up the marketing efforts for Tim McGraw and Julianne Hough.
In 2009, he was tapped to head up all Business Development for Sparkart, a technology company that assists artists like Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Brooks and Dunn, and Rascal Flatts, to name a few. In his current role, Ryan was selected to open the Nashville office of Eventful, the world's largest online live events destination, as Senior Director of Tour Marketing and Artist Relations. Through Eventful, Ryan has successfully marketed countless tours, entertainment product, and brands as well as helping artists and brands utilize the unparalleled power of Demand It!