Ryan Malone is the Founder and CEO of SmartBug Media®, a leading Intelligent Inbound marketing agency that assists businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty through inbound marketing, digital strategy, design, marketing automation, and public relations.
SmartBug has been a 100 percent remote company since Ryan Malone founded it in 2008. His goal was to provide employees with challenging careers along with the flexibility to spend more quality time and make lifelong memories with their families. Malone also believed a remote environment that removed geographic constraints would help the company hire better people faster, with its customers deriving great benefits from it.
His philosophies have been proven true, as SmartBug attracts the best talent in the market and is known for its positive company culture. Malone has built and managed SmartBug’s remote culture over the past decade while scaling the company to 85 employees across 32 states to service more than 100 clients.
It has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies three years in a row, was named one of AdWeek’s top 100 agencies, has won hundreds of awards for workplace culture and client work, and is the highest-rated HubSpot partner in the wor