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Our Founders


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Our Founders


True Partnership

 

Our co-founders, Marc J. Sievers and Ryan L. Sievers, were a smart match from the very beginning.  Before meeting, both had been successful entrepreneurs and ran their own businesses.  As most creative thinkers tend to be, both Marc and Ryan had become restless for what was "next" and together they combined their talents, expertise, and know-how in the founding of Marc-Ryan Group in 2010.

Founders' Objective

Our founders' objective is to produce and deliver original content in creative ways that are engaging, fun, encouraging, and reliable.  We want our readers, viewers, clients, and customers to know and trust our brands, and to come to rely on our savvy and engaging expertise as genuinely tried-and-true know-how that is useful in elevating their every-day.

 

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Marc J. Sievers


Marc J. Sievers


Director of Creative Strategy

 

Co-Founder Marc J. Sievers is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience across industries, including high-end retail, fashion and style, and food and entertaining.  He has applied his expertise to create truly easy, chic, flavorful, and accessible kitchen, in-home entertaining, and tabletop know-how for his clientele, and published two cookbooks: Entertaining with Love and Table for Two.  With his career spanning Boston, New York City, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, and Paris, Marc has dedicated himself to perfecting and sharing his vision of the very best fresh and useful ideas that take the guesswork and stress from home cooking, entertaining, and life-styling.

 

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Ryan L. Sievers


Ryan L. Sievers


Director of Business Strategy

 

Co-founder Ryan L. Sievers, MBA is a business planning and strategy expert. He has been working at the forefront of applying creative business thinking to real-world challenges since 2001 when he founded founded Sievers & Co.—a business strategy consultancy with a reputation for innovative solutions.  He has lived on three continents and worked with a diverse amalgam of clients across many industries.  Ryan taught as an adjunct professor of business for five years, and spent three pioneering years at Microsoft developing strategic programs to improve the agility of the company’s former Business Division.  He is a sought-after and trusted advisor, coach, and speaker.  He writes the syndicated blog Art of Business at ChicagoNow.com and his website ryansievers.com.