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Ryan Walker

Title: Owner, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Strategist
Company: Matrix Marketing
Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States

Ryan Walker, owner, chief executive officer, and chief strategist at Matrix Marketing, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in corporate communication and advertising.

Mr. Walker commenced his academic pursuit by earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and criminal justice from the University of North Carolina in 2000. His career spans a multifaceted journey, commencing as the national manager at The Black Cinema Cafe from 2001 to 2005. Transitioning into a role as the sponsorship manager for Filmlife, Inc. in 2004 and 2005, he further honed his expertise. Subsequently, he served as the metro manager at Media Star Promotions from 2004 to 2017, showcasing his strategic prowess and managerial skills. 

Simultaneously, Mr. Walker co-founded and served as the director of operations at The Urban Film Alliance from 2005 to 2007. Continuing his ascent, he ventured into co-founding and spearheading The Raven Film Company, Inc. as its chief executive officer, shaping the company’s vision and creative direction from 2001 to 2019. His tenure as the director of consumer experience at Zoom Marketing Partners from 2016 to 2019 further solidified his industry experience. Presently, he holds the roles of owner, chief executive officer, and chief strategist at Matrix Marketing, a position he assumed in 2020. Mr. Walker continually focused on innovation, team growth, and impactful cultural creations throughout this diverse career trajectory. 

Mr. Walker stands as a seasoned corporate communications expert with a vast background in public relations and advertising. He has received several noteworthy achievements and recognitions. He was honored with two Gold Muse Awards in 2023 and as Media Star Promotions’ Metro Manager of the Month and MVP in 2011. A highlight for Mr. Walker centers on fostering job opportunities within his team, reflected in his business’s growth and acclaim. Another standout achievement involves securing an esteemed international Platinum Muse Award for Experiential Design and Activation.

Looking ahead, Mr. Walker envisions continued growth for his agency, aiming to expand and create opportunities for emerging filmmakers. He values the joy and collaborative effort in turning ideas into impactful cultural creations, finding immense reward in the creative process. His advice for aspiring professionals in his industry is to focus on finding genuine enjoyment in their work, emphasizing the dedication required for achieving greatness and sharing joy with the world.

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