Ryan’s dedicated to driving brand growth through intelligent marketing strategy, with a focus on digital and event marketing. He’s successfully built online assets and infrastructure from the ground-up for emerging and established companies and led the execution of globally reaching event activation’s to engage industry, investor, and consumer audiences alike.
Ryan played a strategic role in retail operations and brand launch during the iconic transition from prohibition to legal adult-use cannabis in Canada while working with award winning multi-provincial retailer, Kiaro.
Since joining Nextleaf, Ryan’s increased visibility for the company’s patent portfolio and innovative technology, ensuring the value of intellectual property is integrated across all communication channels.
A communications and media graduate from Simon Fraser University, Ryan applied his skills in various industries before finding his niche within cannabis. He witnessed the impact of cannabis on a close family member coping with chronic pain and has been an advocate ever since.
Ryan’s work and insights have been featured in industry publications including Cannabis Retail Magazine, Leafly, and Cannabis Prospect Magazine.