Ryan Ung


I am experienced business professional and outdoor enthusiast who has a passion for sharing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through my touring and management business, Sierra Switchback - throughout the year I plan custom trips for backpacking, hiking, running, cycling, and Winter sports. For 10 years, I was an operations expert for a major live events company in Los Angeles, where I designed and executed over 100 unique projects. If you're looking for someone to help your day to day business run smoothly and grow, I am open to a conversation!

Professional Experience:
Focused program and project manager with 10+ years' experience in global management, operations, and execution. Organizational collaborations with Los Angeles Lakers/Kings, STAPLES Center, California Tourism, and local governments. Partnership collaborations with Adobe, Amgen, Lexus, Microsoft, UnitedHealthcare, and more. Strong cross-functional global facilitator and influencer in a communicative team environment. Exceptional reputation with stakeholders, partners, customers, corporate colleagues, and executives. Thrives in fast-paced, dynamic work situations while leading with fairness, inclusivity, and a collaborative spirit. Known for navigating global business practices, regulations, and geopolitical situations to influence successful outcomes. Flexible, professional, strategy-focused, and deadline-driven.

Areas of Expertise include:
Global Project Management
Marketing and Sales Operations
Data & Analytics
International Teams
Cross-Functional Teams
Vendor Partnerships
Budget & Finance
Creative Problem Solver
Risk Management
Strategic Planning

Director of Program Management for Amgen Tour of California (America’s Top Professional Cycling Race)
Oversaw Operations and Strategy for Event
Directed and led project staff of 25 FTE and ~400 contractors. P&L responsibilities for $15M budget. Administered and oversaw project schedule and execution using agile methods. Evaluated and analyzed project performance to control risk and costs. Facilitated collaboration with cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization in virtual and in-person settings. Negotiated and executed event agreements in collaboration with country-specific legal teams. Collected and used quantitative data to create estimates and cost/benefits models. Oversaw customer survey data analytics to drive project improvements. Established vendor relationships and negotiated service contracts including, independent contractors, content producers, and consumer research ?rms. Led government agency meetings to obtain permits and approvals. Headed annual digital projects; supervised data gathering and analysis for strategic AEG projects and apps; delivered feasibility reports for executive review and decision support.