Meet Ryan Vance — creativeLIVE’s New VP of Broadcast Content

Ryan VanceWe are thrilled to announce that Ryan Vance has joined our growing team at creativeLIVE as the Vice President of Content. Ryan, a 15-year broadcast industry veteran, brings much more than leadership to the table — he is a gifted storyteller passionate about bringing quality education to viewers around the globe. “Having a specific and unique point of view, pushing the bounds of what is accepted and making everyone think differently, this is what inspires me,” says Ryan.

For more information, read our official press release below:

creativeLIVE Appoints Ryan Vance as VP of Content

creativeLIVE (, the world’s leading live education platform, today announced the appointment of Ryan Vance as Vice President of Content. Ryan will be responsible for driving the overall broadcast content strategy at creativeLIVE.

“At creativeLIVE, developing engaging educational content is at the core of our business. This appointment underscores that commitment,” said Mika Salmi, CEO of creativeLIVE. “Ryan has a proven record for producing top-of-the-line content across traditional cable outlets and new media channels, and we could not be more excited to welcome him to our team.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining the creativeLive team at such a pivotal moment for the company,” Ryan said. “I very much look forward to leading the creation of inspiring, educational programming for a highly-engaged global community while further expanding the network’s reach.”

Ryan joins creativeLIVE with over 15 years of experience in digital and cable television production, most recently as SVP, Programming Development for Discovery Digital Networks (DDN). At DDN, formerly Revision3, Ryan oversaw all programming strategy and ensured that content remained entertaining and engaging for millions of viewers. Prior to DDN, Ryan was Executive Producer at G4, creating and developing such popular shows as X-Play and American Ninja Warrior. He has also developed and run shows for HGTV, DIY and SciFy networks.

Since its launch in 2010, creativeLIVE has produced over 1 billion minutes of free quality educational content. creativeLIVE’s engagement statistics are even more impressive: the average viewer watches an impressive 6.3 hours a month. The platform currently reaches more than 2 million students in over 200 countries.


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