Ryan Novak

Full-time Seeker of Knowledge

A bit about me

Welcome to my personal/professional site. I am a young sales professional, who focuses on facts and data to tell a story and drive business further. I have a passion for knowledge in all areas of business and life. Intellectual curiosity, you could call it.

Self-motivated, fast learner with high energy to meet daily tasks and established goals in a time-conscious manner. Team player with productive and independent work habits, and flexible to accommodate company needs for planning, support and decision making.

Excellent written and verbal communicator; retains product knowledge with strong analytical skills, combined with sound judgement to protect company interests and recognize growth opportunities.



  • Sonobi

    Feb 2014 - Present

    Director of Platform Operations

    • Responsible for the growth of Sonobi business and operations. This includes business development, growth from existing accounts, oversight of KPIs and integration health
    • Act as technical and daily point of contact for key partners and serve as an escalation point for issues - providing analysis, resolution, and set expectations internally and externally
    • Manage a team from implementation of Sonobi code to a publishers site through onward account management and optimizations; share best-practice knowledge amongst the Sonobi team as a whole
    • Develop and provide reporting to management on partnership performance.
    • Facilitate communication internally to effectively manage overall partnerships (operational requirements, publisher demands, product strategy, roadmaps, etc.)
  • Executive Travel Link

    Feb 2012 - Jan 2014

    Director of Product & Operations

    • Manage and oversee a team of 4 employees in all areas of the company; product development, marketing, web design, operations and data entry
    • Set budgets, P&L and monthly goals for the company
    • Assist with development, programming and SEO of B2C distribution sites; including white label and customized B2B
    • Prospect new leads for net rate, FIT contracts in major markets
    • Negotiate with advertisers and suppliers
    • Work in tandem with sales team to acquire new clients and target specific product and promotions
    • Monitor SEO/SEM and track keywords to help rank brands in highly competitive vertical
    • Brought the company from doing zero revenue to reach over $1M in gross sales in 1 year. Achieved by working with key suppliers, advertisers and strategic partnerships
    • Modify/develop code of website brands and email marketing campaigns
    • Work with owners to make critical decisions to increase revenue while limiting costs and overhead
  • PSI Marketing

    Aug 2011 - Feb 2012

    Lead Account Executive

    • T-Mobile B2B sales in a face to face only environment
    • Management training program to learn, perfect and teach to new recruits
    • Meet and exceed personal revenue goals; top 20 sales in the country
    • Hire and train teams for sales
    • Negotiate with customers to change cellular provider during a single visit to the business
  • WorldWide Vacations

    Apr 2011 - Jul 2011

    Campaign Manager

    • Oversee all operations in vacation sales office of 8 employees
    • Assist ownership with back office tasks
    • Recruit, hire, and train new staff members
    • Continuously reach weekly revenue goals of $10k profit minimum
  • Tourico Holidays

    Oct 2005 - Feb 2011

    Director of Product Development

    • Oversee hotel product in North America
    • Manage four Product Managers to promote continued growth, training and results
    • Gather statistics and productivity to report team production and progress (weekly)
    • Meet and exceed budgeted goals (weekly, monthly, quarterly)
    • Negotiate contracts and promotions with hotels to meet set weekly numbers
    • Directed growth in major North American markets (minus NYC) from $120M to $160M annual sales
    • Contracted Orlando market directly to increase sales growth from $13M in 2009 to $21m in 2010
    • Manage and maintain relationships with suppliers and key hotel chains with all levels of management
    • Conduct presentations while meeting direct will partners and clients (internal and external)
    • Assisted with development of key 'Go Green' initiatives including the first online contract for suppliers
  • Eastern Pacific Holdings

    Sep 2004 - Sep 2005

    Vacation Sales Supervisor

    • Sell vacation packages for time-share resorts and close sales in one phone call
    • Provide training and development to sales team
    • Exceed sales goals for total revenue (daily, weekly, monthly)
    • Consistent weekly revenue generated of $180k in sales
    • Work with ownership to target new campaigns and start-up projects
  • Electronic Arts

    Jul 2004 - Sep 2004

    Entry C++ Software Engineer


  • Full Sail University

    2002 - 2004

    Associates of Science Degree

    Computer Programming and Video Game Design


  • I am familiar with HTML5, CSS3, and C++.

  • I am familiar with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook and CRM.

  • I have a well-rounded skill set.

    Data Analysis
    Attention to Detail


  • Ruben Carrillo
    Diplomat Resort and Spa

  • Ofir Cohen
    Tourico Holidays

  • Matthew Whipple
    Hyatt Hilton Riverside New Orleans


My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey

We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.
Pete Cashmore Mashable CEO

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs Former Apple CEO


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Orlando, Florida, United States

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