Shortly after University, Ryan obtained a career opportunity working for a renowned global tour operator named Collette Vacations. With Collette he sold guided tours and river cruises to destinations worldwide. He had 10 successful years at Collette, as a Business Development Manager for several years before being promoted to the Director of Sales of Canada, where he managed and coached a salesforce across the country.
Over the years Ryan completed numerous sales and leadership training programs, a Digital Marketing Certificate Program, as well, he attended the University of Calgary’s Continuing Education Program where he took a course on Real Estate Development Marketing, as Real Estate is another passion of his.
In July 2017, he joined a travel-based technology company as the VP of Business Development where he had an immediate impact on the growth of the company. He focused on helping the travel trade grow their business by embracing technology, content and marketing through digital marketing solutions. Ryan and his business partner Tom MacLean worked closely at their previous company which has led them into launching Trip Merchant!
In 2018, Ryan was also recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” by a reputable travel trade publication called Canadian Traveller Magazine.
Ryan now resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, just a short distance to the Rocky Mountains. On his personal time he enjoys spending time with his wife, their dog, family and friends. He’s always up for an adventure and enjoys the outdoors!