Ryan OlanderVP of Marketing
Ryan Olander joined Compass Group as Vice President of Marketing at Foodbuy in January 2018. In this role he is charged with accelerating marketing capabilities including digital, promotions, creative, communications, and events. To help improve results Ryan is aligning Foodbuy marketing resources by channel to integrate with the various stakeholders at suppliers, members, and Compass sectors.
With over 15 years of experience leading marketing teams in consumer goods companies both large and small, Ryan is well versed in aligning marketing strategies to end users for commercial success. Ryan started his career with Newell Rubbermaid where he held numerous sales and marketing roles in their home improvement and office products divisions. He went on to lead strategy planning for chain retailers at MillerCoors before managing packaging innovations in their marketing department. Most recently Ryan led brand management for the fishing portfolio of Plano Synergy Holdings.
A Chicago native, Ryan graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Marketing before attending Northwestern University to earn his M.B.A. in Marketing. In his spare time Ryan is a sports and outdoors enthusiast. Ryan and his wife live in Charlotte with their three children.