TOP 100 GLOBAL SALES LEADERS 2021

Ryan Blackwell

Chief Revenue Officer at Renaissance Learning

 

Blackwell strongly believes in the power that comes from focusing company resources on revenue generation and people. This strategy has helped him to build a successful track record of creating and leading sales teams and organizations that consistently surpass revenue objectives. A former colleague of Blackwell’s commented on his “ability to connect the dots and cut through the minutia to get to the core of what really matters,” adding, “He keeps his finger on the pulse of new and relevant trends in the markets that he serves, and has executed to capitalize upon them with strong results in every situation.” Blackwell is also known for his knack of recruiting and nurturing top talent. During his seven years at ADP, he was a key member of the organization’s top 20 sales training team, and he currently serves as a board member at service and technology search firm, Axiom Talent Group. While Blackwell just started his role as Chief Revenue Officer at educational software provider Renaissance Learning, he has over 15 years of experience in a variety of revenue and sales operations and enablement roles at companies such as Cerberus Capital Management, Merrill Corporation, SunGard (now FIS Global), and Refinitiv.