Ryan Benn

President & Publisher

Ryan became President of Alive Publishing Group in 2005, where he continues to serve today. In the time since, APG has introduced numerous new products and services, making it a multi-faceted media company. With the launch of alive Australia, sage, and alive@work, Ryan and his team have taken a trusted Canadian brand and transformed it into a global powerhouse with an audience of more than 24 million readers around the world. These new products and services have diversified revenue and generated over 2,300 percent income growth.

Ryan also became President of Teldon Media Group in 2012 after serving as Executive Vice President for the company since 2005. He has brought extensive leadership and innovation to help Teldon’s customers do what they value most: create superior client experiences.

Under Ryan’s leadership Teldon has completed a top down restructuring that has led to breakthrough results, firmly establishing Teldon as a leader in personalized marketing programs for clients across North America.

Ryan’s accomplishments have been recognized with several honours, including a place amongst Marketing Magazine’s Top 30 Marketers in Canada under 30; a Business in Vancouver Top Forty under 40 accolade; and the BCIT Distinguished Alumni Award recognizing Entrepreneurial Innovation. He was the youngest recipient to ever receive the latter award.

Ryan holds an Honours Marketing Diploma in Entrepreneurship from BCIT, where he was awarded the BCIT Top Graduate Award (School of Business). He is an Executive Committee Member and active participant in the BC chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and he serves on numerous not-for-profit boards and several grass-roots initiatives, including InspireHealth (Chair of the Board), Camp Kerry Society, Global Mothers, and the Canadian Organic Trade Association (Vice Chair).