WHAT I LOVE TO DO
I love to build high performing digital experiences. Then I like to analyze, tweak, test and improve it until it’s the best I’ve seen or heard about.
I’ve been doing this before (Conversion Optimization) and after (Customer Retention) the credit card swipe for a long time.
Ecommerce, in general, is an incredibly exciting industry to me. Technology and customer expectations are both continually changing. Staying sharp and on top of your game is the key. The game does NOT stand still.
Which is why I really love consulting. New challenges all the time and new solutions are available all the time. I don't believe I truly understand something unless I can teach it - so it really helps me grow my skill set when I'm asked to train a team on a topic or skill.
I enjoy what I do or I wouldn't be doing it - and that comes through in the way I attack work and make it fun for all involved.
It's really cliché - but my family is everything to me. I don't think it's very difficult to excel professionally for very long without support at home. Everything in this world is a balancing act. We juggle the things that are most important to us each and every waking second. The juggling is normal, needed and I would argue - beautiful. Choosing what to juggle is the most important decision we make each morning.
Married in 2001 - my wife Julie is the number one factor for the man I am today. Many have asked why my wife is on my business profile photos with me. It's simple - I'm telling you that she is that important to me personally and professionally, she is my support system and I can't separate that. Each year we grow closer and continually encourage one another to improve in all areas of life. She has supported me through each and every business venture and always keep the Ryan train on the tracks. I cherish her love, discernment and wisdom.
My kids are now teens now and as much as I feared this stage - I am incredibly grateful for the people the have become. Their hearts are solid, their heads are strong - at this point our role as parents - is really to encourage them to try new things and discover what makes them whole.
Some of my the work I am most proud of isn't the sexiest... its the technology solutions that allows employees to work smarter, to get home to their families earlier each day, while still increasing the bottom dollar.