Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
VP, Retail Marketing & Business Development
Over his 20-year career in the grocery industry, including experience on both the retailer and CPG sides, Ryan Ellis has demonstrated a track-record of leading teams and organizations to exceptional levels of performance.
In his current role as the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Idahoan Foods, Ellis is a member of the executive leadership team. He oversees all elements of marketing, including product innovation, omnichannel, creative, social, digital, branding and PR, as well as business development and consumer programs for the brand’s full product portfolio. Since Ellis joined Idahoan Foods in 2012, under his stewardship, the company has seen a 50-point gain in retail brand share and 20-point gain in household penetration in the United States. Ellis is also leading Idahoan’s international business in the United Kingdom, which gained share leadership in its first three years.
Ellis holds an MBA from the Purdue University Krannert School of Management and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Utah State University and continues to hone his skills through the executive education programs at Northwestern and Harvard. He resides in Idaho Falls with his wife and four kids and enjoys overseeing (and joining!) his kids in their favorite activities, as well as competing in running events and triathlons.