Ryan Holmes

Ryan Holmes Founder & CEO of Hootsuite

Ryan Holmes is the founder and CEO of Hootsuite. He started the company in 2008 and has helped grow it into the world’s most widely used social relationship platform, with 10-million-plus users, including 800 of the Fortune 1000 companies.

A serial entrepreneur who started his first business in high school, Ryan is dedicated to supporting the startup community and socially conscious ventures. His foundation, The Next Big Thing, offers fellowships and mentoring to tomorrow’s brightest entrepreneurs, and he’s proud to have helped steer Hootsuite to B-Corp status for its commitment to social and environmental performance.

Recognized as an authority on digital transformation, entrepreneurship and social media, Ryan shares his insights in Fortune, Fast Company and the Wall Street Journal and ranks as one of the top 20 global Influencers on LinkedIn and as a leading CEO influencer on Facebook and Twitter.