Ryan Ruud is the Founder & CEO of Lake One, a digital growth firm that helps brands plan, build and manage tech-enabled marketing and sales programs. He started the firm in 2014 and has led it through double digit growth every year since, attracting funded startups to enterprise clients across a diverse industry set.
Prior to launching Lake One, Ryan established his career by merging a love of storytelling and content with an insatiable curiosity for technology. With roots in broadcast journalism, he cut his teeth in both radio and tv studios while earning his Bachelors and Masters in Journalism and PR respectively.
His marketing career took him from leading PR & Communications for AdTech company, NativeX (acquired by Mobvista in 2016), establishing Digital Marketing for B2BEcommerce SaaS Company Four51 (acquired by Sitecore 2021), to building and managing a Digital Marketing and Demand Generation Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) for some of the country’s largest credit unions prior to starting Lake One.
You’ll find Ryan’s contributions on business, marketing, and life in a variety of Publications including CMS Wire, Business 2 Community, Social Media Examiner and more.