HRExaminer Radio: Episode #212: Oliver Ryan
Guest: Oliver Ryan, Founder, CEO of CountIT
Air Date: November 4, 2016
Oliver is a long time digital media entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Count.It, a web platform which uses fitness tracking devices to reinvent community and workplace wellness programs. Founded in 2013, Count.It works with over 300 companies, and has partnered with Fossil, Misfit, Garmin, and others. In 2014, Count.It launched a private labeled version of its technology for Whole Foods Market in Northern California.
Prior to launching Count.It, Ryan founded SocialWorkout.com, which was a pioneer in virtual fitness challenges, hosting over 40,000 group challenges online, and partnering with media companies such as AOL/Huffington Post, GLAM, Everyday Health, Greatist, and Yoga Journal.
With his brother Maxwell, Ryan also co-founded Apartment Therapy Media, one of the top lifestyle media networks online. He is a onetime staff writer for Fortune magazine, and former Director of Business and Technology content for Knight Ridder Digital, where he was also the General Manager of SiliconValley.com.
Ryan lives in NYC.
John Sumser is the founder, principal author and editor-in-chief of the HRExaminer Online Magazine. John explores the people, technology, ideas and careers of senior leaders in Human Resources and Human Capital.
John is the also principal of Two Color Hat where he routinely advises Human Resources, Recruiting Departments and Talent Management teams with product analysis, market segmentation, positioning, strategy and branding guidance.
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November 28, 2016 at 03:21AM