Ryan Holmes is the founder and CEO of <a href="http://www.hootsuite.com" rel="nofollow">Hootsuite</a>. He started the company in 2008 and has helped grow it into the world’s most widely used social relationship platform, with 10-million-plus users, including 800 of the Fortune 1000 companies. <br> <br> A serial entrepreneur who started his first business in high school, Ryan is dedicated to supporting the startup community and socially conscious ventures. His foundation, <a href="http://www.wearetnbt.com" rel="nofollow">The Next Big Thing</a>, offers fellowships and mentoring to tomorrow’s brightest entrepreneurs, and he’s proud to have helped steer Hootsuite to B-Corp status for its commitment to social and environmental performance. <br> <br> Recognized as an authority on digital transformation, entrepreneurship and social media, Ryan ranks as one of the top 20 global Influencers on LinkedIn and as a leading CEO influencer on Facebook and Twitter.