Our Team

Ryan Pina •  Founder & CEO

Ryan Pina • Founder & CEO


Ryan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ampersand Media. With a passion for design and social media, digital communications comes naturally to him. He is originally from East Providence, RI, but also spent several years in upstate New York. In addition to his responsibilities as the CEO, he also functions as a "jack of all trades" account executive, creative director, and chief strategist. He also works as an Associate Strategist at The Media Kitchen in New York, NY.


He holds two degrees from Syracuse University, including a masters degree in Digital Communications from the renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Prior to starting his own company, he spent 5+ years working for Apple Retail.


Ryan is also a passionate musician. He has arranged music for various ensembles at the high school and collegiate level, and has played in several bands throughout his life. His other hobbies include photography, and travel, and in 2017 he completed a cross-country train trip across the United States, starting in San Francisco and ending in Boston.


In his free time, you can find him eating, posting photos to his Instagram feed, or both simultaneously. You can follow him @pinacuse.

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