Ryan Deiss (pronounced "Dice”) is cofounder and CEO of DigitalMarketer.com, the leading provider of digital marketing training and certifications to small and mid-sized businesses. Ryan is also the founder and host of the Traffic & Conversion Summit, the largest digital marketing conference in North America, and the creator of the "Customer Value Optimization" methodology.
Ryan’s online business endeavors began at age 19 when he launched his first website from his freshman dorm room so he could make some extra money to buy an engagement ring for his college sweetheart. It worked! Not only did the girl say "Yes,” but this one little website ballooned into over 500, and a hobby had grown into a real business.
Today, his digital media and ecommerce group, RivalBrands.com, owns and operates hundreds of properties including, MakeupTutorials.com, DIYProjects.com, SurvivalLife.com and Sewing.com (just to name a few), and according to Shark Tank star, Daymond John, "His companies practically own the Internet.” He is also a best selling author, and is considered one of the most dynamic speakers on modern digital marketing, today.
Most importantly, Ryan is a proud dad of four wonderful kids, Jonathan, Joyce, Ruth and Timothy, and husband to Emily…the girl who said "Yes” and inspired it all.