As Vice President of Innovation, Ryan Park knows the importance of constant reinvention and reimagining in working toward Upbring's mission of breaking the cycle of child abuse.
Some of Upbring's most creative initiatives are the result of his leadership, including Upbring Innovation Labs, a new Blockchain Initiative, rollout of chatbots for Foster In Texas and Education, and spearheading the organization’s cryptocurrency fundraising initiatives. Ryan also manages Upbring's Data & Analytics department that uses predictive analytics to empower better decision making.
Ryan came to the nonprofit sector in 2017, joining Upbring first as Strategic Communications Specialist and then as Sr. Director of Innovation and Business Intelligence, a role created with the development of the innovation branch in early 2018. He has been highly involved in the organization’s growth, conducting research to identify areas of improvement and data-driven opportunities to expand and add programs and services.
Ryan began his career as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Arrae, a marketing agency in Colorado. There he led business development initiatives while building and managing a 20-person team, overseeing marketing campaigns and serving Fortune 500 clients as well as those in government and small business. After leaving Arrae in 2015, Ryan served as Vice President of Video for Distractify, a digital platform that specializes in news, entertainment, and pop culture content, before transitioning to Head of TV at Chive Media Group in 2016.
When he's not at work, Ryan enjoys learning new technologies, networking and exploring the great outdoors by hiking, kayaking, running marathons and traveling.