As part of Loki Partners, Sean Ryan helps companies create and execute online media strategies, with a particular focus on alternative monetization methods such as virtual economy and subscription.
In today's difficult economy, every community site should be introducing premium features to drive additional revenue beyond advertising, and there is no reason or time to relearn everyone else's lessons.
Sean is the Chairman of Meez, the avatar and virtual world company he founded in 2005. He is also the Chairman & Co-Founder of Two Fish, the virtual item financial platform company.
Prior to Meez, Sean was the VP of Music Services at RealNetworks, running the largest subscription music service in the US, after selling Listen.com/Rhapsody to them in 2004. Earlier in his career, Sean was the VP of Business Development at online game company SegaSoft Networks, as well as at parent company Sega of America, working on the Dreamcast online service.
Sean has an MBA from UCLA and a BA from Columbia. He is an active angel investor in online gaming, and also sits on the Board of Directors of educational non-profit Great Schools.
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