Ryan McNeely considers himself a “Jack of All Trades” in the retail world. Having worked almost every position a small company can offer, his niche is in buying and merchandising. After brief career as a climbing guide in Colorado, Ryan found a home in the Outdoor Retail Industry managing a 4-store buying operation for an independent retailer.
Ryan’s career mission is to coach and encourage retailers to optimize their time, effort, and cashflow through data-driven decision making and technology. Having worked with Management 1 from the retailer’s perspective, he knows firsthand the platform’s ability to transform a balance sheet and offer peace of mind to small businesses facing financial hardship.
While he has over 10 years of experience in brick-and-mortar retail, his most recent passion has been in growing ecommerce platforms specializing in site merchandising, endless aisle integrations, SEO, and content management. Through these best practices, Ryan was able to facilitate 80% YOY growth in online business with his most recent company, leading to over $430K in yearly revenue.
Ryan currently lives in San Marcos, Texas with his Wife and two kids. When he is not coaching retailers, he can be found coaching his kid’s soccer team, paddling the river, or riding his mountain bike in the Texas hill country.