You may recognize Ryan from the stage, where he often can be found performing with the acclaimed, locally based band bluegrass band, 'Missed the Boat.' Ryan's talents, however, extend far beyond the stage. Ryan is a proven top performer, and transitioned into real estate with extremely strong business acumen and fundamentals. A graduate from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, Ryan fell in love with the state of Colorado while earning his bachelor degree in Marketing from 2002-2006. Upon completion of University, there was no returning to Chicago (Ryan's home town), and it was straight to Steamboat Springs, where he chased his passions of skiing, biking, and fly-fishing. Ryan complimented his passion for the outdoors with a strong corporate career working for Smartwool, a subsidiary of VF corporation, for 9 years. Having moved up through the ranks at Smartwool, with five promotions during his tenure, he is a demonstrated performer with a disciplined skill set that translated seamlessly to real estate. Specifically, Ryan's corporate experience ranged from providing customer service to a global distribution network to driving sales operations, specifically managing forecasting and predictive analytics, for the North American Wholesale Market.
Excited to carry his past experience and success into new frontiers, Ryan pursued the opportunity to join The Fryer Team at Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty. 'I enjoy solving problems and I love people, which were two of the driving factors behind my decision to transition into real estate,' says Cox. 'Whether trying to identify the right fly to tie on a rainy day to get the fish biting, trying to find the right chord to insert into a new song I am writing, or building a house for my family when the single family home inventory is tight and construction costs are down: I revel in successfully solving a problem. I also appreciate meeting and working with great people. There are an extraordinary amount of intelligent, talented, good people in this valley. I surround myself with positive, upbeat people who motivate me to push my limits every day. For me, the greatest professional satisfaction comes from working with someone to identify their needs and goals, and presenting a solution which ultimately results in a better end-state for them in their lives.'
Ryan recently completed a custom design-and-build home in Steamboat's Barn Village, where he lives with his wife Lulu, who owns and operates Luxury catering company 'Amuse Bouche.' When not working, they enjoy chasing their two children Charley and Carter.