Ryan Kruger is the President of the RKET Group, Canada’s premier lifestyle consulting agency. Recent projects have included development and launch of the entertainment division at AREA15 in Las Vegas, oversight of Special Projects for SFX Live Entertainment in North America, global operations of the exclusive Further Future festival series and operation of the Vujaday Music Festival in Barbados. Prior to forming the agency, Ryan ran the dance music division of Live Nation Canada, Electronic Nation, where he created and ran the 80,000 attendee Digital Dreams Music Festival and Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival in Toronto and helped create the IleSoniq Music Festival in Montreal. Ryan was also behind numerous large scale electronic events in Toronto’s premier venues including 2014’s final AVICII performance at The Rogers Center and the sold out Armin Only event at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Prior to joining Live Nation, Ryan founded and ran Destiny Events in Canada, one of North America’s longest running independent electronic event producers. Destiny was responsible for hundreds of electronic events, ranging in size from 300 to 30,000 people and was the organization behind nearly two decades of the World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF).
Beyond being the longest running electronic event producer in Canada, Ryan also founded and ran Destiny’s Artistic Management Network (DAMN! DJs) and served as president for the largest student focused event travel company, Breakaway Tours. Kruger holds an MBA from the prestigious Schulich School of Management at York University in Toronto and is the proud father of twin boys.