Patrick Ryan

Worldwide Business Development Director, PHD

1999 Patrick started his career in media at ZenithOptimedia, working on the HP account. 

2000 After just a year in the job, he took over the running of Lexus and pioneered their first ventures into content production. 

2001 A year later, he was moved to MPG to run the global Intercontinental Hotels account. He won industry awards and became a ‘Campaign Face to Watch’.

2004 Patrick joined MediaCom to run the global RBS account. He built a team of 15 people and managed accounts including Universal Pictures, Nikon and EA…

2007 …which won him an ‘Internationalist Innovator’ award. 

2008 Patrick was headhunted to work at Universal McCann as one of three Group Account Directors, and after just 6 months was promoted to New Business Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He helped UM secure big global accounts including Burberry, Tiffany, Ernest & Young (EY) and Tempur.

2012 With UM International continuing to grow, Patrick’s role became solely new business and business development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

2013 In 2013 Patrick moved to PHD to be the Worldwide Business Development Director.

2015 Patrick has been a driving force behind PHD being catapulted to the top of the new business leagues, after winning every major global pitch this year – including GSK, Ferrero and SC Johnson.