Cross-industry professional in marketing, training, communications and more. Plays well with words, food and knives.
Shelley Ryan will soon put her webinar horse out to pasture. She's looking for a new rodeo that lets her become part of a dynamic team again.
If you want a creative, business-savvy marketer to connect with your customers and help your company succeed, give Shelley a holler. She's proven she can adapt well within many industries -- right now she's hankering to put her skills to work in the food/restaurant arena.
Shelley Ryan's Background
Shelley Ryan's Experience
Online Seminar Director at MarketingProfs.com
February 2005 - April 2010
I wore many hats at MarketingProfs, the online destination for 350,000+ marketers. I started out as an active member myself while growing my own company, then happily dove into a short-term gig to help get their customer service processes and systems in place. I also did a huge amount of copywriting for promotions and announcements to MProfs members. As I helped the company grow, I learned many different aspects of professional marketing.
What was my favorite role? I played Den Mother to thousands of paid subscribers. I programmed, produced and promoted weekly online seminars featuring the biggest names in marketing. Result: More frequent broadcasts, increased participation, and higher ratings -- 65% of the seminars of the webinars I produced earned five stars from audiences.
Founder at BirdNest Services
January 2000 - September 2004
BirdNest changes the way field data is being gathered in the water and wastewater industry. We replace clipboards, pencil and paper with -- wait for it -- any old cell phone! See more at BirdNest.com.
Accidental Entrepreneur at InfoLeap
1994 - 2002
Lone contractor, grown into a 9-employee company. Defined requirements for software and web app development teams. Provided design, usability and training expertise to clients such as Chevron, Compaq, and Baylor College of Medicine.
Training and Org Dev Fanatic at Compaq
1989 - 1992
Trained manufacturing employees. Earned recognition for implementing factory-wide Total Quality Management program. Promoted into corporate Organizational Development.
IT Trainer at Browning Ferris Industries
1985 - 1989
In addition to training employees around the US on proprietary business apps... I taught folks how to use Lotus 1-2-3, Word Perfect, dBase, and this newfangled thing called EMAIL. Amazing how far we've come since then, eh?
Chief Sharpshooter at Killer Webinars, LLC
April 2010 - Present
I took everything I've learned about web conferencing and online seminars so I can help people make smarter, faster decisions about their own webinar programs, especially for content marketing. I've got a knack for using technology creatively and for coaching presenters at all skill levels.
Shelley Ryan's Education
The University of Texas at Austin
1981 – 1984
Concentration: Psychology, Business
Activities: Also attended graduate program in Human Resource Development.
Shelley Ryan's Interests & Activities
Marketing, copywriting, presentation design, quantum physics, cooking.