Ryan Gustafson is the Vice President of Business Strategy & Development for Sounders FC. In his role, Gustafson is responsible for developing strategy for revenue growth, overseeing the Club’s CRM and business analytics, and providing support to senior management on overall strategic and financial planning. He also oversees the Club’s suites and premium ticket sales department.
Prior to joining the club, Gustafson was the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for the San Diego Padres from 2013-2016 where he oversaw the Club’s CRM & business analytics, financial projections and special projects. Gustafson also spent time with Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s Office, and worked in ticket sales and customer service for the Seahawks and Sounders FC from 2008-2010.
Gustafson graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2012, as well as Bachelor Degrees in Business and Economics from the University of Puget Sound in 2008 where he played baseball. He grew up in Bellevue, Wash., and currently resides in Seattle.