Ryan West serves as senior vice president at West Music, based in Coralville, Iowa. He handles the marketing efforts for all of West Music divisions, international product development and sourcing, and e-commerce operations.
West Music is in its third generation as a family owned and operated business and continues to grow in both bricks and clicks. Ryan has overseen a variety of successful ecommerce replatform projects that have continued to result in solid sales growth. He and his team developed the NAMM Best Ad of 2011 focused on local centers of influence and what music means to them. His team designs the West Music Music Education catalog annually that is distributed to general music classrooms across the country. Ryan is a proud member of the NAMM YP Board of Directors and NAMM Recreational Music Making Committee, as well as a variety of other local arts and business boards in Iowa. He plays piano and keyboard and is continually attempting to teach himself ukulele.