Press Release: Radiant Advisors Welcomes Back Lindy Ryan as Chief Content Officer to Drive New Digital Strategy

Ryan’s return to Radiant Advisors coincides with the organization’s ten-year anniversary in 2021.

BOULDER, CO – JANUARY 19, 2021 – Research and advisory firm Radiant Advisors has welcomed back Lindy Ryan, former Editor-in-Chief and Research Director, in the newly created role of Chief Content Officer. Ryan’s return to Radiant Advisors coincides with the organization’s ten-year anniversary in 2021.

Part of the original founding team, Ryan launched Radiant Advisors with CEO and Principal Advisor John O’Brien in 2011. She first served as the firm’s Editor-in-Chief before leading Radiant’s research division, and later its data visualization practice. After departing Radiant Advisors in 2016, Ryan went on to become an award-winning professor of visual analytics at Montclair State University and lead the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute cyberbullying research program at Rutgers University. The author of two textbooks—The Visual Imperative: Creating a Culture of Data Discovery (Morgan Kaufmann, 2016) and Visual Data Storytelling with Tableau (Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2018)—Ryan founded the small press publishing company Black Spot Books in 2017. The company was acquired by books-to-film multimedia corporation Vesuvian Media Group (VMG) in 2019.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lindy back to Radiant Advisors,” says John O’Brien, CEO. “The experiences and accomplishments gained during her tenure in academia, as well as her time spent in publishing and entertainment, combined with her foundational knowledge of Radiant’s core values, provide the perfect combination needed to lead Radiant Advisors’ digital transformation strategy going forward.”

Returning in the newly created role of Chief Content Officer, Ryan’s primary responsibility will be to create and drive Radiant’s new digital content delivery strategy, leading the organization’s renewed focus on research and advisory services through its digital transformation.

“Providing an engaging framework for organizations and their business users to take full advantage of a robust data and analytics strategy has always been a core tenet of Radiant Advisors,” says Ryan. “Realigning our content delivery strategy to continue to empower organizations with the methodologies to drive self-sufficiency while embracing virtual and digital services will allow us to gain deeper insights on our own next generation of digital products and services.”

With Ryan on board, Radiant Advisors will continue to deliver ongoing research and analysis that help companies become data-enabled organizations. More information on Radiant Advisors’ new digital initiatives is forthcoming in Q2.


ABOUT RADIANT ADVISORS. Radiant Advisors is an independent research and advisory firm that delivers practical, innovative research and thought-leadership to transform today's organizations into tomorrow's data-centric industry leaders. We guide organizations with architecture and technology decisions, develop and advise on strategic roadmaps, and provide implementation oversight and consulting as a trusted, vendor-neutral partner. Radiant Advisors publishes thought-leading content, research, and analyst reports, and presents at numerous industry events globally.

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