I’m Ryan, an entrepreneur, designer, & developer with a passion for e-commerce. I’ve built a company with retail sales in 30+ countries, designed mobile apps for wind enthusiasts, & managed projects for some of the world’s most prestigious brands. Some of my work has been featured in the State of Web Design Trends, I have been interviewed by leading publications, and my products have been used in every kiteboarding magazine on the planet. My wife Jessica and I currently reside in Charleston, SC.
In 2008, I joined WeatherFlow as a developer, and eventually took a leading role in an innovative, real-time weather tracking and reporting application for the web, desktop and mobile. We provide easy access to weather data from 40,000+ global weather stations and deliver it to niche consumer and government markets. Working in close collaboration with WeatherFlows CTO, & Senior Meteorologist, I am personally responsible for many internal projects, as well as designing/developing and managing many of WeatherFlow’s core business components that help drive over 1.2m a year in revenue.
In 2006, I started Eleven, Inc., and Eleven functions as an umbrella company to serve my endless need for entrepreneurial adventures. In addition to serving my incredibly diverse client base of digitally based e-commerce boutiques, consumer product manufacturers, & action sports companies, I am the co-founder of CAMRIG, an innovative point-of-view camera mount for GoPro Cameras. My role covers every aspect of development, marketing, sales, manufacturing and supply chain management. I have established business relationships with distributors in South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Spain, United Kingdom, France and Australia, with sales in over 100+ retail locations spanning 30+ countries.
Here are a few brands that I have worked with:
In late 2011 I acquired a small United Kingdom based kiteboarding destination and travel website. In my spare time I worked to enhance it’s competitive position in a well-defined and highly unique marketing ecosystem by providing significant value for consumers, and business owners alike. Kitesurf Beaches was privately acquired in August of 2012.
2004-2006 – iMart was an e-commerce boutique whose flagship product was an enterprise e-commerce platform (“iDA”) designed for large multi-channel online retailers. I developed on top of the “iDA” platform with a team of 5 while leveraging Microsoft technologies, and test-driven development. My work underpinned sites with revenue exceeding 40m a year and some of our clients included Vera Bradley, Amway, and 1800Pharmacy. iMart was publicly acquired in 2006 by Smart Online.