More of the Dealerscope 40 Under 40
Here's the third Web installment of Dealerscope's annual 40 Under 40 report of the CE industry's rising stars. Each year, our readers nominate their most impressive young employees as a way of highlighting the intelligence, acumen, drive, experience and fresh ideas they bring to an industry that needs those qualities now more than ever. Make sure to check out our June edition for the full report.
Ryan Donaher, 28
Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Meridian America
Education: Business Management, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Why: In the A/V industry since he was 16, Donaher worked at The Audio Store, Cambridge Sound Works, Best Buy and the Florida rep firm Geartner Associates before joining Meridian in 2007. He emulates the best reps he met working retail, and it has paid off. Initially covering Florida and New York, Ryan has grown his accounts to cover the entire East Coast. He has also opened accounts in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Tim Ireland, CEO of Meridian Audio Ltd., said, "If there were 10 Ryans, I would employ all of them."
Greatest Business Achievement: "My job at Meridian. When I worked at The Audio store at Hartford, Meridian was one of our brands I always aspired to own."
Best Recession Lesson: "Always be honest and have open lines of communication with your customers."