Digital Media Solutions
Ryan Foster is General Counsel, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance at Digital Media Solutions (DMS), the fastest-growing independent digital performance marketing company. In this role, Ryan oversees all legal, compliance and human resources functions and provides guidance and counseling to all areas of the company. DMS helps its clients accelerate growth by deploying diversified and data-driven customer acquisition solutions that deliver scalable, sustainable and measurable marketing results. DMS performance marketing solutions connect the right consumers with the right offers at the right time to achieve the marketing objectives of our clients. DMS is continually innovating to provide new and emerging media and technology solutions that minimize waste and maximize results across the most competitive industries. Since its inception, DMS has demonstrated incredible year-over-year growth which has earned recognition on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Ryan previously served as General Counsel to Global Lending Services, and more recently, as Chief Compliance Officer for Regional Management Corp. In the nearly two decades of his legal career, Ryan has had substantial experience in handling complex commercial, transactional and regulatory matters while actively supporting all business segments driving continued growth within organizations. In addition to his private sector experience, Ryan served as Vice President & Assistant General Counsel to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in Washington, DC and as a senior staff member to a U.S. Senator. Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University, studied comparative law and economics at the University of Oxford and earned his JD from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He resides in St. Petersburg with his wife and three children.