Ryan is a graduate of Oakwood University. Currently, he is completing his masters degree in Sports Administration at Georgia State University. Since completing his bachelor's degree Ryan has worked in various roles in the technology, sports, and entertainment industries. With expertise in sponsorships, business development, brand partnerships, consumer insight, and trends. Now he is combing his passions and talents to build and expand Cxmmunity.
Ryan began his professional career as an Account Executive with Vonage Business. He was responsible for maintaining a client base that met monthly and quarterly metric goals. Shortly after he accepted a role as an IT Consultant with Adapture. Adapture is an award-winning IT firm located in Sandy Springs, GA. Winning CRN Tech Elite and Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Awards, Ryan was able to quickly develop skills around business development, project management, and customer experience with corporate organizations. In 2018 he joined RIISE Ventures and assisted in business development and event initiatives. RIISE Ventures had a focus on the esports, technology, and entertainment industries. Ryan was able to curate events and create business partnerships at events including CES, NBA-All Star Weekend, Dreamhack Dallas/Atlanta, NCAA Final Four, and E3. Most recently, Ryan helped form a partnership between his nonprofit Cxmmunity and Twitch to create the HBCU Esports