Founder & CEO
Ryan has been doing web marketing since 2003, when Google was only 5 years old and not a publicly traded company yet, and things like Twitter and Facebook didn’t even exist. He started Pear Analytics in 2008 to help businesses measure their marketing results using advanced analytics techniques, and help drive more traffic to their websites.
That evolved into software development and the creation of the website analyzer tool, which has been run over 1 million times since its launch in 2009.
Pivoting continued into 2010 and 2011 when the company released a unique services model, where customers could buy Internet marketing services a la carte from the website. The initial model was “$1 per fix”, but that quickly fizzled out when he learned the company couldn’t make any money that way.
Ryan is always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver the web marketing services small businesses need, and with a constantly evolving industry, the team at Pear keeps their customers up to speed.
Ryan graduated from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst in 1998 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After school, he spent nearly 5 years in the aerospace industry doing jet engine design and manufacturing, earning a U.S. Patent for his innovations in 2002. In 2004, he earned his MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.
He has spoken at several conferences in New York, Chicago, Portland, Vancouver and other cities about search marketing.