Clearwater, FL – November 20, 2017—Digital Media Solutions (DMS), an industry leader in providing end-to-end customer acquisition solutions that help clients win in their business ventures and realize their marketing goals, announced Ryan Foster has been named the General Counsel, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance. Reporting to the CEO, Foster will oversee all legal, compliance and human resources functions. He will provide guidance and counseling to all areas of the company, including its award-winning subsidiary brands Best Rate Referrals and Sparkroom.
“We’re very excited to have Ryan join DMS as our General Counsel, EVP of HR and Compliance,” said Joe Marinucci, CEO of Digital Media Solutions. “Ryan’s substantial experience in finance and risk mitigation will help us further drive growth across all areas of our business.”
Prior to joining DMS, Ryan served as General Counsel to Global Lending Services, and more recently, as Chief Compliance Officer at 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 BA 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.
About Digital Media Solutions
Founded by a team of lifelong athletes, Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an industry leader in providing end-to-end customer acquisition solutions that help clients win in their business ventures and realize their marketing goals. The company’s set of proprietary assets and capabilities in the world of performance marketing, business intelligence and operations consulting allow clients to meticulously target and acquire the right customers. DMS relentlessly pursues flawless execution for top brands within highly complex and competitive industries including mortgage, education, consumer solutions, financial services, health and careers. DMS continues to experience explosive year-over-year growth, with continuous recognition on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s TBBJ 200 List in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and a top 10 ranking on the 2015 and 2016 Florida Fast 100 list. Named one of America’s “Best Places to Work” in 2017 by Inc. magazine, DMS brings together some of the industry’s most knowledgeable people, efficient processes and sophisticated technology across the digital and marketing spectrum. The company continues to deliver on its strategic mission, which is backed by its board of investors including multi-billion-dollar Canadian private equity firm Clairvest Group. For more information about DMS and its subsidiary brands including Best Rate Referrals and Sparkroom, visit digitalmediasolutions.com. Keep up with DMS news on Twitter at @dmsgrp and connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/digital-media-solutions-group.
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