Ryan Else is a recognized leader of sales, marketing, and operations organizations with a 20-year record of delivering software, products and services to retailers, e-commerce, b2b, b2c, enterprise clients and distribution channels. Ryan received his MBA from The University of Notre Dame and is credited most recently with leading the turn-around strategy of consumer electronics manufacturer Oregon Scientific. As their GM & SVP of North America he led sales, marketing, product, and operations teams in the development of retail, e-commerce and product road map strategy. He was also a key leader in the successful M&A process that led to the $500 million dollar acquisition of their parent company, IDT International by China’s Sanpower Group.
Ryan has been successful in launching software, services and consumer products with companies including Oracle, PeopleSoft, TurboLinux, Securify, Yahoo, Amazon, Costco, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target and Ace Hardware. In doing so he has managed global sales, product and marketing organizations and the implementation of distribution, retail and e-commerce strategies in 18 countries.