Ryan Stoner is a dedicated professional who is passionate about storytelling for brands. Stoner has a lot of experience building consumer brands and launching startups. He has helped teams in all aspects of their growth, from business development to marketing and campaign initiatives. He has been a part of strategic teams with many companies including T-Mobile, HP, and Knowledge Universe. Stoner believes it is extremely important for the technology and creative sides of a business to connect in order to make a company the best it can be. He brings both his tech knowledge and creative perspective to his work in order to tell a company’s story in an innovative way.
Ryan worked as a Brand Planner with Publicis from March of 2005 to December of 2006. There, he was a part of the strategy team behind an enormously popular T-Mobile ad campaign featuring Dwayne Wade and Chris Barkley. After that he joined Omelet in Los Angeles as the Director of Strategy. There, Ryan launched and maintained the strategy department and partnered with brand managers to help them figure out what was next for their companies. Omelet’s well-known client roster include ABC, Academy Awards, Activision, Budweiser, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Disney, EA Easton Sports, Fox Mobile, G4, Genius Products, Interscope Records, Microsoft, NBC, TBS, TNT, Toyota, USA Networks and Warner Brothers.
After his positions with these two dynamic advertising companies, Stoner founded two innovative startups. First was MoPix, a film self-distribution platform that worked across multiple digital interfaces. Ryan grew MoPix and raised $250k in seed funding through investors, and accelerators 500 Startups and PIEPDX. MoPix was featured in Techcrunch, Mashable, and Fast Company among other publications. In 2012, Ryan Stoner became a founding member of the Mark Cuban-backed startup Switchcam, an aggregator of crowd-sourced videos from major events, where he was head of Growth and Sales.
After startups, Ryan Stoner became a Brand and Business Strategy Consultant, which allowed him to craft his vision for storytelling in brands. He created branding initiatives for pre-beta startups and consulted for B-Reel, an integrated production company that led projects for Google, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Ryan Stoner is currently back at Publicis Seattle, where he works as the Strategy Director and leads brand strategy for T-Mobile. Through this position, Stoner helps his clients navigate the digital age and seek out new storytelling opportunities. Stoner has traveled much of his life with his family, growing up in Senegal, Nepal and Indonesia. He now lives with his amazing wife Jenn and his lovely daughter Zaya in Seattle, Washington. In his free time, Stoner enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and Crossfit.