Ryan joined Johnson Consulting in 2005 and holds a degree in International Studies and Finance from the University of Denver and specializes in finance and business management. Prior to working with Johnson Consulting, Ryan was a line-producer for a leading commercial production company in Los Angeles and New York, where he worked with major advertising companies on campaigns for international brands, such as YUM! Brands, Proctor & Gamble, Hyundai, and others. This experience taught Ryan how to effectively manage client relationships, operate on or under budget and complete projects within compressed timelines.
Ryan has extensive experience in conducting market and feasibility analyses for convention, exhibition, hospitality, fairgrounds, sports, and mixed-use developments. Ryan worked on the analysis of a proposed convention center expansion for the Portland Convention Center; provided market analysis and developer solicitation support for a convention center expansion in Tucson; managed the developer selection process for the new Nashville Omni Headquarters Hotel; and worked on a facilities analysis for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Ryan also led the firm’s efforts for the long-range master planning work for McCormick Place.
Most recently, Ryan performed an operational review of Pensacola Civic Center in Florida; a site and benchmark analysis for the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in South Carolina; a masterplan analysis for the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas; and a demand and financial feasibility study for a convention center headquarters hotel at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Ryan is currently working on an audit of the Tucson Convention Center and the Rio Nuevo TIF District in Arizona.
In addition to project specific work, Ryan also oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm to ensure that all projects are staffed adequately and client expectations are met.