Major: Business Administration, Marketing
“THE PRODIGY: When you need to get something done in Las Vegas, you call RYAN SMITH.”
- The Advocate
“…RYAN SMITH [is] a young marketing genius”
- Gaming Today
RYAN SMITH has more than a decade of experience in marketing and promotions. A veteran of both the Las Vegas and Los Angeles markets, Ryan has widespread contacts and relationships across the entire entertainment industry. He has created and implemented promotional campaigns on behalf of Los Angeles’ renowned radio powerhouse KROQ 106.7fm and has worked for the marketing and promotions department of SPIN Magazine.
In addition he served as the marketing, promotions and entertainment director for KRAVE, the first and only LGBT nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip. As director of marketing for STILETTO Entertainment, he handled marketing and promotions for Barry Manilow’s “Manilow: Music & Passion,” at the Las Vegas Hilton along with day-to- day management of Curb Records recording artists Nemesis Rising.
Through his own shingle, LV NV Management, he has;
Collaborated with Ivan Kane, creator and owner of famed Hollywood/Las Vegas hot spot, Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce, on the only weekly male burlesque experience in the country.
Developed with exhibiting partner Exhibit IQ and legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, Tony Hawk: RAD Science, a national touring exhibit that teaches families the physics behind skateboarding.
Provided entertainment consultation for ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP, a global water event presented by Cirque du Soleil.
Personal management to Erica Linz, star of the James Cameron produced Paramount Pictures film, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D.
Managed and produced Long Beach Roller Derby, a premier banked track league in the iconic Spruce Goose Dome at the Queen Mary.
Production VIP for “Elton John: The Red Piano” and “Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Ryan is the first call celebrities make before coming to Las Vegas, because of his relationships with media, hospitality and nightlife brands; from the multi-platinum and Grammy nominated Plain White T’s to EMMY nominated actor, singer & musician John Stamos.