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Ryan Kuhel

Partnerships & Business Development, Facebook
Los Angeles

Summary

I am a partnerships and business development professional focused on building the commerce ecosystem at Facebook in North America.

My team is responsible for bringing new products to market, like Facebook Shops, with the most strategic technology partners in commerce, advertising technology, messaging and creative categories.

Before making a switch to business development at Facebook, I worked at LinkedIn on the enterprise sales team with clients including Amazon, IBM & GE.

My professional interests focus on the intersection of entertainment, commerce and technology.

Outside of work, I do some photography and share my work on my website: ryankuhel.com

Overview

4
4
years of post-secondary education
10
10
years of professional experience

Partner Manager

Facebook
2018-10 - Current
  • Partnerships and business development professional helping build the commerce, advertising technology and signals partners
  • Lead executive and tactical relationships with some of Facebook's most strategic technology partners in commerce to develop new technologies, improve managed services offerings and achieve our shared clients business objectives
  • Participated in the partnership strategy and go-to-market for Facebook Shops, a mobile-first shopping experience where businesses can easily create an online store on Facebook and Instagram for free.
  • Launched branded content measurement tool in partnership with Conde Nast to help digital media publications measure business outcomes of branded content
  • Developed partnership to help Instagram influencers measure downstream hotel bookings to improve marketing ROI and the influencer ecosystem

Enterprise Associate Account Executive

LinkedIn
2018-01 - 2018-09
  • Responsible for leading partnerships with enterprise technology brands (MSFT, Amazon, Comcast, etc.)
  • Developed strategies to amplify LinkedIn influencer's brand and thought leadership to achieve marketing and business objectives
  • Exceeded sales quota in every half; top performance in North America
  • Achieved top 10% of sales performance in back to back years and was awarded a trip to Hawaii with LinkedIn executives

Account Executive

LinkedIn
2016-01 - 2017-12
  • Exceeded sales quota and attained 10% of sales performance in North America
  • Awarded "President's Club" for top sales performance with a trip to Costa Rica with LinkedIn executives

Senior Sales Development Specialist

LinkedIn
2015-12 - 2015-12

Sales Development Specialist

LinkedIn
2015-03 - 2015-11
  • Winner of the "Global Results" sales award for top sales performance globally across all of LinkedIn's business lines: sales solutions, marketing solutions and talent solutions
  • Sent to Dublin, Ireland office to train sales team

Business Leadership Program Associate

LinkedIn
2014-07 - 2015-02
  • The vision of the Global Sales track in the Business Leadership Program is to transform LinkedIn's new hires into future leaders.
  • Associates in the program spend ten months rotating through multiple business units before taking on a full-time sales development role.
  • Throughout the rotational experience, Associates participate in monthly learning & development workshops and speaker series with LinkedIn's senior business leaders as well as a rigorous commercial business training program.
  • Upon completing the program, Associates are equipped with the skills, opportunities, and relationships to build a successful career at LinkedIn and beyond.

Analyst

Metamorphic Venture Partners
2014-01 - 2014-05
  • Led engagements with prospective startups
  • Facilitated due diligence and competitive analysis on emerging consumer technology investment opportunities
  • Sourced investment opportunities

Founder

Hublished
2011-08 - 2014-02
  • Hublished is a platform for businesses and professionals to share, explore, and curate webinars and eBooks.
  • Key Responsibilities:.
  • Designed and administered marketing campaigns and strategies for customer acquisition.
  • Managed the accounts of various experts and brands on Hublished.
  • Published webinar and blog content to educate users about best practices in content marketing.
  • Presented Hublished to new users at various showcases, pitches, and conventions Created using Resumonk - Online Resume Builder NYU Stern School of Business Class Mentor: Entrepreneurship for the New Economy.

Class Mentor

New York Unviersity
2013-01 - 2013-05
  • Mentored students in “Entrepreneurship for the New Economy” as they developed value propositions and designed prototypes for digital products and new technology ventures.

Co-Founder

WeCookSocial
2011-06 - 2012-01
  • WeCookSocial is a team building cooking class that hosts private events for companies and organizations in New York City
  • Finalist in the Gallatin Business Club entrepreneurship competition
  • Hosted event for Tumblr post acquisition

Work History

Bachelor of Arts (B.A

New York University
2010-01 - 2014-01
While At NYU, I designed an individualized, interdisciplinary concentration in entrepreneurship & product development, taking courses in economic history, business, and computer science. My concentration places a significant emphasis on web programming and product development. Gallatin is a liberal arts college within New York University. Its BA and MA degree programs in Individualized Study encourage students to develop an integrated, multidisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU. Brandeis University Present General Assembly

Web Development Immersive

General Assembly
2013-01 - 2013-01
  • Built skills and techniques relevant to full stack web engineering in a three month immersive course (9-5 with ~3 hours of outside work daily).
  • Extensively covered technologies such as Ruby on Rails, RSpec, PostgreSQL, MySQL, JQuery, Javascript,HTML5, and CSS and work processes/techniques including Agile, Pair Programming, Pivotal Tracker, and Test/Behavior Driven Development

Education

Skills

Sales Strategy

Business Development

Commerce

Social Media

Negotiation

Accomplishments

  • [Top sales performance, LinkedIn 2017] Achieved top 10% sales attainment in North America at LinkedIn and was awarded President's Club 2017
  • [Top sales performance, LinkedIn 2016 ] Achieved top 10% sales attainment in North America at LinkedIn and was awarded President's Club 2016
  • [Top sales performance, LinkedIn 2015] Global Results Award - Sales development 2015. Top sales results globally in sales development at LinkedIn globally, across all business lines

Photography

I take photographs on a Leica M3, 50mm lens with black and white film. You can view my photography at ryankuhel.com

Partner Manager - Facebook
2018-10 - Current
Enterprise Associate Account Executive - LinkedIn
2018-01 - 2018-09
Account Executive - LinkedIn
2016-01 - 2017-12
Senior Sales Development Specialist - LinkedIn
2015-12 - 2015-12
Sales Development Specialist - LinkedIn
2015-03 - 2015-11
Business Leadership Program Associate - LinkedIn
2014-07 - 2015-02
Analyst - Metamorphic Venture Partners
2014-01 - 2014-05
Class Mentor - New York Unviersity
2013-01 - 2013-05
General Assembly - Web Development Immersive,
2013-01 - 2013-01
Founder - Hublished
2011-08 - 2014-02
Co-Founder - WeCookSocial
2011-06 - 2012-01
New York University - Bachelor of Arts (B.A,
2010-01 - 2014-01

Timeline

Ryan KuhelPartnerships & Business Development, Facebook