Ryan Stoner is a Founder, Advisor, and Brand Strategist. His leadership experience spans startups, Fortune 100 companies, and every size of business in between. As a proven strategist and big thinker, he works with leadership teams to provide a fresh perspective on sticky problems, ranging from foundational organizational challenges to brand, sales, and innovation revenue drivers.
Ryan started Dendro in 2021 to get upstream with brands to advise founders and business leaders on addressing strategic brand and marketing challenges. Dendro was born from the idea that brands are constantly facing challenges that require new playbooks and constant reappraisal is the only way to keep brands relevant in today’s ultrafast world. Dendro’s goal is to make sure we can move our clients’ businesses forward, as well as their brands, by delivering growth solutions that address business challenges more deeply and execute on opportunities more quickly.
Ryan provides companies and startups with clarity around a strategic brand story to power integrated marketing, advertising, sales, product, and transformation. By combining storytelling with an understanding of future customer needs, Ryan and his team endeavor to turn purpose into action to tackle the myriad marketing challenges facing clients.
Ryan’s marketing, business development, and brand positioning expertise have allowed him to work with B2B, B2C, and B2B2C clients in a significant number of industries, ranging from technology to healthcare, financial services, and consumer goods. He has worked with well-known brands such as AB InBev, Aetna, Amex, Google, T-Mobile, and Warner Bros., and has founded his own companies. With this experience, he thrives in helping teams with all aspects of their growth.
On a personal note, Ryan is a proud “girl dad,” cancer survivor, left-hander, and third culture kid with an upbringing that spreads from Asia to California.