Senior Director of Innovation
As Senior Director of Innovation, Ryan Park leads Upbring’s innovation sector and oversees the development, incubation and growth of products such as Upbring Innovation Labs, Upbring Marketplace and Upbring Innovation Calculator as well as Upbring’s newest Data & Analytics department.
In 2017, Ryan made the switch to the nonprofit sector by joining Upbring where he first served as Senior Strategic Communications Specialist and then as Director of Innovation and Business Intelligence, a role created with the development of the innovation branch in early 2018. During his tenure at Upbring, Ryan has been highly involved in the growth of the agency with a focus on innovation and data to break the cycle of child abuse by conducting research to identify areas of improvement and opportunities to expand and add programs and services. Guided by Park’s leadership, Upbring is on a trajectory to become an innovation industry leader in the child welfare space.
Ryan began his career in marketing as Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Arrae, a marketing agency in Colorado where 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 content around news, entertainment and pop culture before transitioning to Head of TV at Chive Media Group in 2016.
When he’s not in the office, Ryan enjoys learning new technologies, networking and exploring the great outdoors by hiking, kayaking, running marathon races and traveling.