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Meet Judge Ryan, Digital Surgeons’ newest Growth Marketing Associate

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Digital Surgeons, a full-service independent creative consultancy and marketing agency is proud to welcome Judge Ryan of New Haven, CT to the DS team. Ryan brings a unique perspective to the growth team with his foundation rooted in elite athleticism and non-profit fundraising.

Ryan originally from San Diego, CA was a member of the US National Sailing team from 2014 to 2020. During this time he won six national titles and narrowly missed selection for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic team. He is excited to be working with an organization whose values are rooted in team collaboration and co-innovation.

Ryan explains, “As an elite athlete you spend a lot of your time training and competing, but what is often overlooked is the amount of effort that must go into sponsorship negotiation and building relationships with potential donors. The Digital Surgeons team has made me feel at home and I am excited to start adding value."

“Judge’s active listening, attention to detail and proactive leadership are just a few of the many ingredients that make him a terrific value add to the growth team at Digital Surgeons. I am looking forward to his contributions across current and future clients”, said Jeff Mard, SVP of Growth.

Ryan will be working closely with Mr. Mard and David Salinas, Agency Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer to fine tune the growth and expansion strategy of Digital Surgeons. Ryan holds a B.A. in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations from Brown University, an M.S. in Real Estate from the University of San Diego and most recently completed a management certificate from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Ryan also sits on the Board of Directors of U.S. Sailing helping to implement the organization's new strategic plan.

Based in New Haven, Digital Surgeons is an independently owned, creative consultancy and full-service marketing agency in Connecticut. The agency focuses on clients that believe purposely driven design can transform and improve brand value and the customer experience, and drive demand. The agency’s capabilities fall into three areas: branding (development, expression, and execution), experience (CX/UX, research, CRM, eCommerce, and design systems) and marketing (demand playbook, content production, social, paid media, and analytics). As co-owners of the $25 million technology and innovation campus District New Haven, the consultancy brings a forward-thinking perspective to every client engagement

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