Professionally, I have a strong interest in business strategy, specifically within the digital marketing realm. While my current job as a marketing manager requires strategic thinking, I believe that there is much more I can learn within the digital world of strategic marketing. It is important to me that I develop skills surrounding the use of technology and how it aligns with customer acquisition and retention, data analysis, and brand development.
I hope to use my Masters Degree in Digital Innovation in Marketing from Temple University to advance my career at my current company, earning the title of Marketing Director upon completion. My long-term interest is to eventually become a Chief Digital Officer. I have always wanted to work for a consulting firm that allows me to exercise strategic thinking across multiple industries. After having a couple years of executive experience under my belt, I hope to one day introduce a Chief Digital Officer service to my parents technology strategy and consulting firm – complementing their existing CIO, CTO and CISO services.
Personally, I love spending time with my family and friends. We love traveling the world and seeing new places, both within the country and internationally. Most weekends you will find me on the golf course with friends or watching football or basketball at a local bar in Philadelphia. During Christmas time, my family and I volunteer every year at a Toys for Tots program in Baltimore, Maryland. Recently, my dad and I went on a mission trip with our church to Haiti where we prayed and spent quality time with a small village in Balan. To this day, I keep in touch with a lovely family of four and pay for their kids education.
Alexis Whyte says
Hey Ryan! I love how your professional goals are very specific and fleshed-out. I think your mindset of “there’s always more to learn” is so important in general, but also especially in this constantly-evolving field. Anyone who reads this can tell how passionate, driven, and motivated you are – especially when it comes to growing and improving what your family has built. I think its great that you use the holidays to spend time with your family volunteering! I have very close family in the Maryland/DC area, I can only imagine how much of a difference volunteering makes in the area. Several years ago, I went on a language immersion/ service trip to Antigua, Guatemala, so I can definitely relate to your experience in Haiti. Overall, this was a really great and inspiring read, and I’m excited to continue in the cohort with you!