Ryan Donovan
Full Name
Ryan Donovan
Job Title
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Speaker Bio
Ryan Donovan is Senior Vice President of Marketing for Fanatics and has overseen the brand since April, 2013. Ryan leads global brand strategy, advertising, creative and retail marketing for Fanatics, Nike and a portfolio of owned and league brands.
Prior to Fanatics, Ryan was Vice President of Marketing & Operations for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus), where he was responsible for network brand strategy, consumer marketing, advertising and on-air strategic planning. Ryan oversaw the development of campaigns for the National Hockey League, Ultimate Fighting Championships, the Tour de France, Major League Soccer, Indycar, and NBC Sports Originals. During his tenure, Ryan won an Emmy Award, 50+ PromaxBDA Awards including the 2011 Agency of the Year and 4 Promax Sports Media Marketing Awards including a Titanium Award in 2011.
Ryan was Vice President of Marketing at SS+K, a Manhattan-based advertising agency. At SS+K, Ryan led marketing consulting for various clients including Anheuser-Busch, Citibank, Time Warner Cable and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. He was integral to the development of the yellow Livestrong wristband that generated $80+ million dollars for cancer survivors during the summer of 2005.
Previously, as Marketing & Communications Manager at Fox Sports Net in Boston, Ryan oversaw advertising, media and public relations for the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution and Hockey East. Ryan began his career at Streetball Partners International (NBC Sports) and the National Football League.
Ryan holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College where he ran cross country and track. He has an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.