Mentor Team

Expert guidance gives your business the tools to expand.

Ryan Klassen

Business Mentor

Ryan is a senior executive leader with over 20 years’ experience in business and technology. He possesses a unique blend of experience, having held a variety of positions focused on delivering business outcomes in the telecom, IT and tech sectors across Canada.

Ryan has been recognized over the years for delivering strong organizational performance and development of innovative programs that exceed business, financial and market objectives. He has a leadership focus with strong relationship management skills, focused on succeeding through personal and team-oriented approaches.

In addition to his professional role, Ryan sits on numerous industry and philanthropic Boards including the Manitoba Technology Accelerator and Chair of Tech Manitoba.

  • Technology development, deployment and commercialization
  • Digital transformation & technology innovation
  • Business development, sales strategy and execution
  • Organizational oversight & governance
  • Large contract strategy, negotiation and management
  • Acquisition strategy, integration planning and execution

Professional History

Bell MTS, Vice President Business

2015 - Present

Overall responsibility for all aspects and performance of Bell MTS’s business market segment, with a portfolio consisting of $300M annual revenue. Focused on expanding market position through broadening the full service ICT solutions offering.

Manitoba Telecom Services

2005 - 2015

Focused on marketing, product management, business development and sales. Key architect to lead the ideation and development of product and market strategies for the Manitoba business segment.

SaskTel

1999 - 2005

Lead marketing, technology transformation and strategic program management.

Credentials

2004 – Project Management Professional (PMP) Designation

1998
 – Queen’s School of Business – Executive Marketing Program

1996 
 University of Saskatchewan - Bachelor of Commerce, specialization in Marketing and Human Resource Management