Hey there. Welcome. I'm Ryan. 

It's a pleasure having you here. Please grab some mini-Brezeln (pretzels), kick up your feet, and stay awhile.

I helped make Volkswagen and Burger King ads while working for one of Germany's top independent advertising agencies. Along the way I picked up a number of high profile industry awards including wins at SXSW, Webby, and Clios, to name a few. One award-winning project, Blood Type Bots, generated a ton of buzz after winning SXSW's Interactive Innovation Award. This led to some meetings with a few interested corporations, including Facebook. I'm happy to say that a modified version of Blood Type Bots now resides on Facebook's platform and has gained significant traction since its inception.

Prior to advertising I worked as a number crunching CPA at a Big Four accounting firm. I also helped start a company, which failed, but the entire experience nevertheless provided tremendous learning opportunities and room for personal growth. I'm now currently working for the family business in the specialty underground construction services industry where I help lead diversification efforts among other varying daily responsibilities.

So that's me in a nutshell: award-winning advertising creative, ex-Big Four CPA, and business owner-operator.

Outside work you can find me training for my next IRONMAN race, learning new skills (e.g. German language, piano, front-end web development), traveling, and engaging in product buying-selling arbitrage via eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc. 

I'm always up for meeting new and like-minded people so by all means reach out to connect. And if there's anything I can do to help or provide guidance then I'm here for you in that regard, too.

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2020

Experience
RG Johnson Company Inc, Washington, USA
Job Cost Analyst

Education
Product School, Online
Certificate, Product Management

Experience
Penn Home Solutions, Pittsburgh, USA
Co-Founder, Dispositions Director

Education
Facebook Blueprint, Online
Certificate, Digital Marketing

2019

Education
MIT, Online
Certificate, Digital Marketing Analytics

2017

Experience
Grabarz & Partner, Hamburg, DE
Digital Art Director

Experience
Blood Type Bots, Hamburg, DE
Co-Founder

Experience
Deutsch NY, New York, USA
Art Director Intern

Experience
Facebook, Berlin, DE
Creative Strategist Intern

2015

Education
Miami Ad School, Hamburg, DE
Advertising & Art Direction

2014

Other / Misc
IRONMAN Finisher, Tempe, USA
Finishing time of 12:06:05

2013

Experience
Gleason Experts, Pittsburgh, USA
Staff Consultant II

2011

Experience
Deloitte, Pittsburgh, USA
ERS Consultant

Education
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
M.S. Accounting

2009

Education
Denison University, Granville, USA
B.A. Economics
Summa Cum Laude, 3.82/4.00 GPA

2004

Other / Misc
Darkroom Magician Award, Gettysburg, USA
Gettysburg Yearbook Experience Camp
Sports Photography Editor

2001

Other / Misc
Washington All-Stars, Washington, USA
Pony League World Series (Baseball)
3rd Baseman

1996

Other / Misc
Pinewood Derby, Washington, USA
Champion/Winner
Long gold car with makeshift spikes on top