Ryan Brown builds brand and business as GM at Gather Vacations, one of the country’s fastest-growing privately held property management companies. With a focus on local-centric luxury property management, he is responsible for strategic business growth within the Arizona, California, and Texas markets.
Previously, Ryan was President of a multi-state residential and commercial real estate brokerage company in Colorado, Idaho, and Montana. Under his leadership, he notably added ancillary and affiliated businesses; led the acquisition of brokerages in Kansas and Missouri; rapidly expanded the luxury and commercial real estate market share; and rebuilt the company culture around operational excellence, hyper-growth, team trust, and peer accountability. In under two years, the company increased annual revenue by 30% to more than $1.8B.
Ryan began his career as an entrepreneur by starting, building, and consolidating over a dozen companies within industries ranging from aerospace to agriculture, real estate to financial services, and 501c3. He has held Series 7, Series 63, LAH, and NMLS licenses and has managed over 2MM square feet of commercial and residential real estate, in addition to running all facets of the subdivision process from acquisition to title and DRE approval. Ryan has received numerous awards for his leadership at various companies. Still, the one he is most proud of is the Global Green CEO of the Year Places Award because it came from the result of his team’s global initiative and its positive environmental and educational impacts. He believes that ultimately, it’s the people within that drive change and business forward.
Ryan remains active in the startup and early-stage business community, where he helps mentor companies and concepts with solutions ranging from successful incorporation, fundraising, product development, and growth strategies. Ryan recently finished his volunteer roles as Treasurer of the PCLDA, a learning differences nonprofit, and Operations Senior Advisor of Hover Energy, a renewable energy startup. When he’s not working, you’ll find Ryan either traveling abroad with his wife and two boys, with friends on horseback, with a fly rod in the mountains, or freediving somewhere in the ocean.
Ryan is excited to be on the team at Gather and is looking forward to helping make big things happen!