Wed, September 14, 2016
Board Member, Calkins Media
Ryan Ellis is a fourth generation member of the Calkins Family, owners of Calkins Media, which has interests in media, digital technology and real estate. Ryan serves on two of the company’s Boards, providing strategic oversight to those organizations.
He recently joined Poka, Inc. a Canadian company specializing in effective technology solutions for large manufacturers whose founder was inspired by his own family business, Leclerc Foods. In his new role he is responsible for the company’s expansion into the U.S. market.
Prior to joining Poka, Ryan worked for three years at Revlyst, a consulting firm that matched legacy media companies with startups looking to enter that industry. In that role he served as the Head of Startup Partnerships.
Ryan has embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of the Calkins family. A passionate sports fan, he launched a website, the Sports Nomad (thesportsnomad.com), focused on the origin and traditions of sporting rivalries by highlighting fan cultures from around the world. His current projects include the development of a show for Calkins Media covering the Philadelphia Union, the region’s Major League Soccer franchise.
He received his undergraduate degree in History and International Communications from Franklin University Switzerland and a Masters Degree from the Hult International Business School.