Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

CEO at Roth Ryan Hayes
New York, United States

About me

Roth Ryan Hayes, founded in 1988 as Roth Associates, is a pioneer in the search consulting category. The firm has forged a reputation as a trusted adviser to some of the world’s leading companies as they seek to optimize their agency resources and efficiently navigate the evolving media and marketing landscape. Today, Roth Ryan Hayes is a leader in the field of agency search, selection, and compensation, providing counsel on the intersection of digital innovation and business strategy to companies such as Boeing, Honda, and New York Life. Contributing to the firm’s impact on the industry is its development of powerful proprietary systems which it employs in its tailor-made search processes for international clients in industries ranging from textiles, to agriculture, to manufacturing, to retail.

Positions

CEO
New York, United States
April 2016 - Present (3 years 1 month)
Roth Ryan Hayes, founded in 1988 as Roth Associates, is a pioneer in the search consulting category. The firm has forged a reputation as a trusted adviser to some of the world’s leading companies as they seek to optimize their agency resources and efficiently navigate the evolving media and marketing landscape. Today, Roth Ryan Hayes is a leader in the field of agency search, selection, and compensation, providing counsel on the intersection of digital innovation and business strategy to companies such as Boeing, Honda, and New York Life. Contributing to the firm’s impact on the industry is its development of powerful proprietary systems which it employs in its tailor-made search processes for international clients in industries ranging from textiles, to agriculture, to manufacturing, to retail.

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Board Member
unbundlED™ Inc.
February 2016 - Present (3 years 3 months)
Advising the founder and management team regarding strategic partnerships and business development. unbundled.io
Global CEO
The United Network
September 2013 - May 2015 (1 year 8 months)
Co-Chairman
Havas Worldwide New York
April 2011 - August 2013 (2 years 4 months)
Among the global clients with substantial personal engagement with were: ExxonMobile, Jaguar, Reckitt Benkiser, Merck, Volvo and Live Nation; in the US, worked directly with NY Life, Atlantic City and Dos Equis among others.
Global Chief Marketing Officer / President Global Brands
Havas Worldwide
May 2008 - August 2013 (5 years 3 months)
EuroRSCG/Havas Worldwide
Matt Ryan is the President of Global Brands at Havas Worldwide and Co-Chairman of Havas Worldwide New York.
Matt was previously Global Chief Marketing Officer of Havas Worldwide, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide. He joined the group from sister agency Arnold Worldwide, where he served as EVP, Executive Director, and led the agency’s winning team in the global Volvo review. In addition to Volvo, Matt worked with clients such as Fidelity and Timberland, providing leadership to the agency's strategic services.
Matt started his career in advertising, working as an account manager in various agencies such as Doyle Dane Bernbach, Ally & Gargano, and the small shop Lord Geller Federico & Einstein/Lord Einstein O’Neill.
In 1990, he founded the integrated agency Ryan, Drossman & Partners, Inc., an advanced leader in digital and new technologies that brilliantly launched brands including MovieFone, Sportsline.com, TheStreet.com, Verio, eSpeed, European Business News (WSJ), S+ WBIS (Dow Jones and Cablevision). He ran the business for 10 years.
In 2002, he became Executive Vice President, Partner, at the pioneer communications management consultancy Roth Associates, where he managed advertising and media agency search for leading national and global advertisers such as Ford (Jaguar), Toyota, and Shell.
Matt graduated from the Syracuse University with a BA in Political Science and a BS in Newspaper Journalism.
EVP, Executive Director
Arnold Worldwide
August 2005 - May 2008 (2 years 9 months)
Led the agency’s winning team in the global Volvo review. Subsequently staffed and managed the global Volvo relationship. Additional client responsibility for Timberland and Boston Market.
Partner
Roth Associates
September 2001 - August 2005 (3 years 11 months)
Managed advertising and media agency searches as well as global compensation consulting for leading national and global advertisers including: Ford (Jaguar), Toyota, Shell, Gillette and Novartis.
President & CEO
Change Technology Partners Inc.
August 1999 - August 2001 (2 years)
Led the team through 12 acquisitions and assimilation in related digital verticals over a 14 month period.
Founder & CEO
Ryan Drossman & Partners, Inc.
July 1990 - July 1999 (9 years)
Founded and led the then pioneering digital and new technologies agency that launched lasting digital brands including MovieFone (777-FILM), SportsLine.com, TheStreet.com (Jim Cramer), Verio, Cantor Fitzgerald’s eSpeed, European Business News (WSJ), and S+ WBIS (Dow Jones and Cablevision).

Education

BS/BA, Political Science/Journalism

1978 - 1982 (4 years)

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