Ryan Schram

President and Chief Operating Officer

Ryan Schram

President and Chief Operating Officer

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As President & Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Schram provides day-to-day leadership and managerial oversight for IZEA – championing the needs of its team members, clients, partners, and creators around the world.

Placing company culture and creativity at the center of his approach, Mr. Schram is responsible for the IZEA’s overall operational environment, including the Company’s client development, client service, marketing communications, human capital, and creator ecosystem organizations. He also leads the Company’s corporate business development growth strategy domestically and abroad. Schram was appointed to IZEA’s Board of Directors in November 2012.

With over two decades of leadership experience at the intersection of marketing, media, and technology, Ryan has an established track record of driving growth, efficiency, and profitability for leading-edge companies. In addition to his responsibilities at IZEA, Schram has been actively involved as a board member, advisor, and mentor, for companies including 6×6, TechStars Mobility, Stage Leap, ProfitStreams, and Stratos.

Prior to joining IZEA in September 2011 as the Company’s first-ever Chief Marketing Officer, Ryan served as Group Vice President at Merkle (formerly HelloWorld & ePrize). Before Merkle, he held roles of increasing responsibility at CBS/Westwood One and iHeart Media (formerly Clear Channel). His work has been regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, AdAge, and ADWEEK.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He also serves as Founding Partner of the Influence+United global alliance, developed on behalf of IZEA and its Charter Members around the world.

As President & Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Schram provides day-to-day leadership and managerial oversight for IZEA – championing the needs of its team members, clients, partners, and creators around the world.

Placing company culture and creativity at the center of his approach, Mr. Schram is responsible for the IZEA’s overall operational environment, including the Company’s client development, client service, marketing communications, human capital, and creator ecosystem organizations. He also leads the Company’s corporate business development growth strategy domestically and abroad. Schram was appointed to IZEA’s Board of Directors in November 2012.

With over two decades of leadership experience at the intersection of marketing, media, and technology, Ryan has an established track record of driving growth, efficiency, and profitability for leading-edge companies. In addition to his responsibilities at IZEA, Schram has been actively involved as a board member, advisor, and mentor, for companies including 6×6, TechStars Mobility, Stage Leap, ProfitStreams, and Stratos.

Prior to joining IZEA in September 2011 as the Company’s first-ever Chief Marketing Officer, Ryan served as Group Vice President at Merkle (formerly HelloWorld & ePrize). Before Merkle, he held roles of increasing responsibility at CBS/Westwood One and iHeart Media (formerly Clear Channel). His work has been regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, AdAge, and ADWEEK.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He also serves as Founding Partner of the Influence+United global alliance, developed on behalf of IZEA and its Charter Members around the world.

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