Our principal team is an amalgam of creativity, business savvy, and vision. Together, we bring decades of experience – and an eye for what's next – to our brands, partners, readers, viewers, and clients.
Ryan L. Sievers
Director of Business Strategy
Ryan is a business strategy expert, author, and organizational advisor working at the forefront of applying creative business thinking to real-world challenges. Having lived on three continents and worked with a diverse amalgam of clients across many industries, Ryan is a trusted advisor to global brands and boutique firms alike.
Ryan understands what it means to have a spark of an idea and a passion to create something tangible from it. Before Marc-Ryan Group he founded Sievers & Co., a business and creative strategy consultancy. For nearly a decade his firm built a reputation for innovative solutions and creative delivery.
Today, Ryan's business approach is customer-focused and leadership-driven. He strives to understand his clients needs and in the context of the dynamics of the market. He designs and leads strategically significant programs for his clients, with whom he partners to build a true foundation of trust.
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 with a passion for elevating his clients' vision.
Marc J. Sievers
Director of Style & Creative Strategy
Marc is a cookbook author, on-air personality, entertaining expert, stylist, and multimedia contributor with nearly two decades of experience. He has worked across industries including high-end retail, fashion and style, and food and entertaining. His innovative and creative career has spanned Boston, New York City, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, and Paris.
Marc is a creative and forward-thinking trusted advisor for individuals, brands, and businesses. He provides an editor's eye to create fresh and chic perspectives that are actionable, marketable, and relevant to the new ways of engaging the contemporary customer and clientele.
Marc partners with his clients to breathe vibrant and lasting life into their vision. He does this for some of the world's most recognized brands. Marc's aim with his clients is to invigorate with a renewed and sustainable sense of excitement. Marc's clientele includes well-known personalities, global brands, and restaurants.
Marc has published two cookbooks, Entertaining with Love and Table for Two, and his third is in development for a 2019 release. His earthy and elegant aesthetic enables him to create truly easy, chic, flavorful, and accessible food and entertaining recipes and ideas for his readers and viewers. He is an in-demand creative consultant with a keen eye able to build with the classic and harness the new.
Jennifer Smith Tapp
Director of Brand Strategy
Jennifer is a brand strategist and content creator who has spent two decades working at the intersection of prose and imagery. Her career has touched the worlds of fashion, art, and publishing with a focus on crafting meaningful and connective messaging.
Before landing at Marc-Ryan Group, Jennifer worked in the magazine industry, leading the editorial teams for several publications. It was while working deep in the magazine world that she learned the importance of employing the right words and strong visuals to effectively tell a story.
Jennifer truly believes in the saying that "Content is King", and knows that brands need to consider everything that they present to their customers as content. Each brand has a natural flow and Jennifer is a true master at finding that thread to help create a consistent and powerful message that connects to the core of a brand. The resulting narrative is a meaningful story and connects to customers.
Authenticity is key and consumers are savvy. Jennifer helps clients develop their distinctive brand narrative and works closely with them to ensure that each customer-facing element is, and remains, on message throughout all of their platforms.