Dot Com Internet Entrepreneur, UCF Alumnus and Celebrity Booking Agent
of RedCarpetMonday, TornadoPromotions.com, Athlete Promotions and EliteJets, Ryan
was born in Edison, New Jersey on December 30, 1977. A celebrity agent, Ryan
graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1999 with a
degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing. He
was recently named the winner of the 2003 University of Central
Florida Rising Star Award for the College of Business and
nominated for top 40 under 40 in the Orlando Business Journal.
Ryan currently lives in fast growing downtown Orlando, Florida
and has started four successful companies over the past ten
years. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys playing flag football,
softball, golf, tennis, running, working out, traveling to NYC and Las Vegas,
following the business ideas of Internet billionaire Mark
Cuban, and listening to the music of John Mayer, Robin Thicke
and Michael Buble.
In May of 2006, Ryan created RedCarpetMonday, an exclusive Invitation-Only business
network for Central Florida's top business owners,
professionals, senior level executives and entrepreneurs. The
live events are designed for professionals to relax, socialize
and share business ideas. The website is a networking community
for members to interact and build business relationships.
event details, dates, times and locations are at
Being actively involved in sports all his life, he had dreams
of pursuing a career in baseball, which fell through due to
a knee injury. In high school, he was also among the top wide receivers
in Central Florida. Ryan is also an I.F.P.A. Certified
Personal Trainer and is considered a successful Internet
entrepreneur starting four companies. His specialty is search engine marketing, website consulting
and building businesses on the web. He has implemented successful
for many well known companies such as American Express, Overture,
EliteJets, Insurance.com, PriceLine.com,
LowerMyBills.com and more.
While attending the University of Central Florida,
he started CollegeInvestors.com, a site teaching college
students about investing, offering career advice, a section
for students to post their resumes and other fun college stuff. The
site was voted to the Top 100 sites for college students by
U Magazine. He was hired as the "Webmaster" for StockDr.com, Inc.,
an Orlando-based money management company and nationally syndicated investment
radio show, where he worked for three years.
Since then, Ryan
has started four successful Internet companies.
Services, a website
development company, which was the first started back in May of 2002. Then in late
2002 he co-founded
TornadoPromotions.com, Inc., an
Internet marketing consulting
out of Orlando, Florida. They currently have over 200 clients,
providing search engine marketing services website
development and strategic Internet partnerships.
company Ryan co-founded in May of 2006 was
provides corporate executives, celebrities and luxury travelers
private jet charter services to destinations all across the
a site promoting top athletes such as Lebron James, Torry Holt, Daunte Culpepper,
Carmelo Anthony and many other top athletes and entertainers.
They have also co-founded
with JC Chasez of *NSYNC, a popular
music site promoting unsigned musical talent.
Real estate has been another passion for
Ryan. He has started two real estate information sites,
site featuring luxury communities in the Orlando area
which displays the latest preconstruction, new and condo
conversions throughout the state of Florida.
involved in sports all his life, he has a vast knowledge of the
marketing and business of sports. He also currently serves as the founder of AthletePromotions.com, one
of the top
athlete appearance, sports speakers bureaus and endorsement booking agencies in the country. Along the
way, he's worked with many world class athletes,
such as Vince Carter, Joe Theismann, Pat Summerall, Nick Anderson, Thurman Thomas, William "The Fridge" Perry, Spud Webb,
Zack Greinke, Rickie Weeks, Steve Garvey, Torry Holt, Lebron James and more, which is an experience like no other (beside catching a touchdown pass).
Ryan is also a partner in FindVenture.com, a site connecting small business owners and entrepreneurs with private equity firms looking to fund their industries thanks to a sophisticated matching algorithm and team of expert business consultants. FindVenture utilizes technology, the web, and relationships with accredited investors to streamline the process of deal-making between the entrepreneur and investor.
Being an Orlando resident and die hard Magic fan, in April of 2011, Ryan started a grass roots campaign called StayDwight.com, a fan community to help keep Dwight Howard secure in Orlando. With the departure of Shaq years ago and what we have seen happen in Cleveland with LeBron, he thought it was a much needed campaign to help rally the community to show Dwight he means to the city of Orlando and keep the economy and local businesses going strong for years to come.
With a strong passion for baseball, one day Ryan would like to
minor league baseball team and
implement sports marketing tactics, like his Billionaire idol
Mark Cuban founder
owner of the Dallas Mavericks and HDNet. Mark sold Broadcast.com
to Yahoo for over $2 billion back in 1999. Ryan recently had the
chance to meet Mark and talk about sports and business. Read some of Mark
Cuban's Thoughts and Opinions on
Close with Ryan (Some of His Favorites)
Baseball Team: Baltimore Orioles
Football Team: Oakland Raiders
Brady Anderson /
Wayne Chrebet / Matt Leinart
Football Teams: Notre Dame and UCF (give'em a few
Team: New Jersey Devils
Basketball Team: Dallas Mavericks
Player: Pavel Bure
Basketball Players: Vince Carter and Steve Nash
Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks) - P. Diddy
(Rapper and Entrepreneur)
Singers / Musicians: Robin Thicke, Brian McKnight, Edwin McCain,
Craig David, JC Chasez, Counting Crows, John Mayer, Sting, Michael Buble and
of course Frank Sinatra
Actors: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Matthew
Best Friend: Big Joe
Ellicott (my boy from Daytona for 17 years)
Katie Holmes and Vanessa Marcil
Made, Rudy, The Rookie, Invincible and Wedding Crashers
Places to Visit: New
York City and Vegas Baby (Mandalay Bay)
Black Hummer H2, Mercedes SL 500 and the Aston Martin Vanquish
Drinks: Red Bull and
Sweet Iced Tea
Foods: Sushi, Angel Hair Pasta,
Blue Crabs and Chicken Wings
Websites: BlogMaverick.com, CBS SportsLine, IdeaCafe.com,
Hobbies: Collecting Sports Memorabilia, Flag
Football, Softball, Golf, Tennis, Working Out, Biking,
Rollerblading, Traveling and
Starting Internet Companies
- Work Hard, Play Hard
- The Greatest Risk is Not Taking One
- Live Everyday Like It's Your Last!
has recently updated his internet knowledge at a four day Search
Engine Strategies Conference & Expo 2006 in NYC. This
conference featured presentations from Google, Yahoo, AskJeeves
and panel discussions that cover all aspects of search
engine-related promotion. Ryan learned the latest trends in the
search engine world and many new ways to
improve free and paid listings.
He has also been recently educated by Dallas Mavericks owner and
entrepreneur, Mark Cuban at a speech in NYC...Read
All About the Conference
Ryan's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs:
It's not going to be easy, so get ready to work hard. Build
something for the long-term, but do your research before you get
started. On the Internet, anything is possible. You have a global presence,
24/7. People start businesses, express ideas and find love.
The sky is the limit with your creativity. If you have an idea,
run with it. Make it happen now, because the greatest risk is
not taking one.
>>> View Pictures of Ryan and Some Athletes Clients