Ryan is president and co-founder of two-time Emmy® Award-winning Secret Location, a content and technology studio for emerging platforms. A firm believer that true success can only be achieved through failure, Ryan has always found himself in a constant state of iteration. It is through this iteration and good fortune that Ryan has helped grow Secret Location from a handful of people in a modest basement operation to one of the most in-demand digital production partners in North America. In August 2016, it was announced that Secret Location had been acquired by global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne).
Fueled by unhealthy amounts of caffeine, Ryan has for many years led efforts across technical, strategical, financial, and sales activities for Secret Location. He has recently been focusing on innovation in the virtual reality space, creating new technology that provides solutions to issues surrounding content deficits and platform distribution, as well as testing new methods to enhance immersion and children’s learning. As a recognized industry thought-leader, Ryan has been invited to speak at technology and entertainment conferences around the world.
Currently, as president, Ryan draws on his creative and technical expertise to oversee Secret Location’s teams and operations in both Toronto and Los Angeles.