Chief Executive Officer, Founding Partner
Founder and CEO, Ryan’s start at zu was a humble one, designing and developing for Saskatoon’s small businesses as he explored the uncharted territory of the internet in 1995. Twenty years later, Ryan can look back at helping to pioneer the digital industry in Saskatchewan.
Ryan’s philosophy of not taking things too seriously has paid off, cultivating a warm, fun, and supportive workplace culture, and winning CNMA Employer of the Year. In his own words, “Everyday, the thing that keeps me coming back is the people that I work with. I love the work, the clients, solving problems, and creating amazing websites. But it would not be fun without the rest of the team. I really believe that I work with the best people in the world. And I am reminded about that almost every day.”
Ryan is motivated by the future of mobile and technology. “I get inspired by good ideas. When I see or hear something amazing, I take it to heart. I get excited. I get motivated. I love that feeling. I want to tell the whole world about it. I guess I can now - thanks, Twitter.”
In his down time, Ryan is constantly finding ways to avoid relaxing - from chairing local committees to volunteering as soccer coach, Ryan is truly community-oriented. Depending on the season, he can be found after hours at a park with his kiddo, cheering from the stands at a football stadium, or on a plane jetting off on an adventure to a tropical destination. If Ryan were a hashtag, he would be #happy.