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Ryan Holmes      

Social Media Expert, Entrepreneur, & Founder and CEO of HootSuite Media, Inc.

Ryan Holmes is the CEO of HootSuite. Thought leader, dog lover and serial entrepreneur, he has redefined the face of social media - bringing Twitter, Facebook and other social networks out of the dorm room and into the boardroom.

Holmes has grown HootSuite from a lean startup to a global leader in social media with 5 million users, including 79 of the Fortune 100 companies. A college drop-out, he started a paintball company and pizza restaurant before founding Invoke Media, the company that developed HootSuite in 2009.

Today, Holmes is an authority on the social business revolution, quoted in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and called upon to speak at TEDx and SXSW Interactive Conferences. An angel investor and advisor, he mentors startups in Canada and around the world. Through HootSuite University, Holmes partners with major universities to deliver social media coursework to the next generation of business leaders.

Holmes is also a contributor to the LinkedIn Influencers Program, where he writes about entrepreneurship and technology. Holmes also contributes regularly to news publications including *Forbes, Fast Company and Inc.com. He is also a guest blogger to Entrepreneur.com.


First day as CEO: Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite - Business Insider
Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite, shares what it was like in the early days of leading a company. His first day as CEO was in 2000, and he was a company of one ...

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