Founder & Chief "Fun Guy"
Ryan has been on the digital marketing scene for the last decade, working closely as a strategic consultant, account manager and analytics advisor for small bricks and mortar businesses all the way up to global 100 industrial manufacturers. In 2015 he officially incorporated Fungi, now one of the top marketing agencies in Greensboro and the greater Triad.
He is passionate about bringing a scientific approach to marketing, combined with “fun” ideas to help companies better track the effectiveness of their overall sales efforts. He loves collaborating with the team and with clients to help them grow in new ways, much like mushrooms and other fungi spread to cover a forest floor.
Phone: (919) 636-9835
John has thirty (30) years of experience in sales, marketing, operations, management and strategic planning advising privately held mid-tier firms and Fortune 500 firms in the Financial Services, Information Technology and Professional Services Industries. His direct involvement with all aspects of a company’s full life cycle from start-up, growth, maturity and transformation through sale and post sale provides him with a unique understanding of the challenges faced by small to mid-tier companies.
Phone: (336) 794-9710
Project Management / Support
Julie’s life experiences run the gamut, from the furniture industry to the legal field to web design and internet marketing. Since 1998, she’s been helping clients navigate the shallow end of the technical pool whether their issues were website or email related. When she isn’t helping build an online presence for clients, she works on her family tree, tracing elusive ancestors whom she is certain came to America from Mars.
Phone: (336) 777-6743
Designer / Developer
Abhishek is a self-taught graphic designer and has been working in this field for the past 5+ years. His expertise lies in branding, UI/UX, website and mobile apps design. Since designing is his passion, he doesn’t mind spending extra hours working to create a great looking product. Over his career, he has also learned WordPress development, Shopify, HTML/CSS, motion graphic and 3D. He likes to learn new things each day that help him grow personally and professionally.
At Fungi marketing, he does the designing and web development for clients. He also loves to work out (he can surely give you some fitness tips as well.), play games, and watch movies in his free time.
John David Ariansen, MBA
Director of Analytics
John David’s formal education in analytics is through the MBA program at UNCG where he concentrated in business analysis. He believes that data driven strategy is the only way to remain competitive in the long run. His experience includes working with large name brands such as HanesBrand, Volvo Group and Lowes in addition to small agile startups and medium sized businesses. Working with large multinational organizations and small local businesses in roles facing both the supply chain and marketing/sales gives him a unique insight into how analytics can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization.
Phone: (336) 202-3267
Paid Search Specialist
Local Greensboro entrepreneur, founding partner at HQ Greensboro, and Fungi strategic partner specializing in paid search strategies for both local and national clients.
Demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Reputation Management, Online Advertising, Coaching, Sales, and Small Business. Strong entrepreneurship professional background.