Ryan Johnson - Brand Innovators

Ryan Johnson

Founder, CEO, Cxmmunity Media

In 2019 Ryan founded Cxmmunity. Cxmmunity is committed to delivering and

supporting esports consulting and curriculum services to prepare grade school and

college students for esports opportunities and future business-related majors and

careers. Cxmmunity works with school systems, colleges and universities, community

organizations, government, and corporate partners to realize its goals. The focus is on

the underrepresented youth who may not have traditional access to this amazing and

rapidly growing industry.

About Ryan Johnson

Ryan is a graduate of Oakwood University. He also completed his Masters in Sports

Administration. Since completing his bachelors degree Ryan has worked in various

roles in the technology, sports, and entertainment industries. With expertise in

sponsorships, business development, brand partnerships, consumer insight, and trends.

Now he is combing his passions and talents to build and expand Cxmmunity.

Ryan began his professional career as an Account Executive with Vonage Business. He

was responsible for maintaining a client base that met monthly and quarterly metric

goals. Shortly after he accepted a role as an IT Consultant with Adapture. Adapture is

an award-winning IT firm located in Sandy Springs, GA. Winning CRN Tech Elite and

Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Awards, Ryan was able to quickly develop skills

around business development, project management, and customer experience with

corporate organizations.

Ryan has been able to curate events and create business partnerships at events

including CES, Super Bowl, NBA-All Star Weekend, NCAA Final Four, and the Esports

Business Summit. Most recently, Ryan helped form a partnership between his

organization Cxmmunity and Twitch to create the HBCU Esports League which reached

15,500,000 viewers in its most recent season and had partnerships with Verizon,

Discover, and Nike/House of Hoops.

His community and service passions are centered on supporting the local community

through volunteer service and mentorship programs. He is a member of Alpha Phi

Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Lambda Chapter. Ryan is a member of his church’s

basketball team.

He was born in Columbia, SC and raised in Columbia, Maryland. Ryan has resided in

Atlanta since 2015.