"There's no word yet for good friends who've just met."
Ryan is a tenacious and entrepreneurial sales and business development professional. He understands organizations big and small, and stays focused on getting shit done.
Ryan was instrumental in Ticketfly’s acquisition of WillCall, and led the negotiations on their behalf with the highest level of integrity. His candor and objectivity helped to ensure a successful transaction. I’ve known Ryan for many years, and consider him a friend.
Ryan understands the meaning of partnership. He’s not a BD guy who signs a deal and moves on - he’s a committed operator who gets it done.
Ryan leads Ticketfly’s business development activities with smarts and a keen eye towards maximizing the outcome for all parties involved. Identifying priority deals, building strong partner relationships, driving deals over the goal line. Ryan does it all. And he does it with a great sense of humor.
Ryan has an extraordinary ability to work a crowd and at the same time engage on an individual level. Additionally, he has the ability to describe technology in simple terms to help even the most non-tech savvy person to understand.
I met Ryan two years ago when we formed a partnership between Ticketfly and Zimride. Since then, he’s been a tremendous resource for Lyft, acting as a trusted sounding board as we underwent the launch and fast growth of Lyft. He’s an execution oriented operator with sharp instincts, and I’m glad I can call him a friend.
Ryan did a great job cementing our relationship, worked effectively with our team to ensure a successful launch, and worked incredibly hard to integrate Redbox in to the client-facing processes at Ticketfly. Ryan is that unique brew of smooth operator and go-getter.
Ryan and I worked together to close the partnership between Ticketfly and LivingSocial. During the deal, he was extremely responsive and creative. Post signing, he laid out a comprehensive plan to go to market, coordinating with both sides on strategy, including generating interest from key Ticketfly clients. He was great to work with, and we’re looking forward to a successful partnership