SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- creativeLIVE (www.creativeLIVE.com), the world’s leading live education platform, today announced the appointment of Ryan Vance as Vice President of Content. Vance will be responsible for driving the overall broadcast content strategy at creativeLIVE. This appointment comes on the heels of the company’s impressive Series B funding and recent expansion into offering streaming educational programming 24 hours a day.
“At creativeLIVE, developing engaging educational content is at the core of our business. This appointment underscores that commitment,” said Mika Salmi, CEO of creativeLIVE. “Ryan has a proven record for producing top-of-the-line content across traditional cable outlets and new media channels, and we could not be more excited to welcome him to our team.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the creativeLIVE team at such a pivotal moment for the company,” Vance said. “I very much look forward to leading the creation of inspiring, educational programming for a highly-engaged global community while further expanding the network’s reach.”
Vance joins creativeLIVE with over 15 years of experience in digital and cable television production, most recently as SVP, Programming Development for Discovery Digital Networks (DDN). At DDN, formerly Revision3, Vance oversaw all programming strategy and ensured that content remained entertaining and engaging for millions of viewers. Prior to DDN, Vance was Executive Producer at G4, creating and developing such popular shows as X-Play and American Ninja Warrior. He has also developed and run shows for HGTV, DIY and SciFy networks.
Since its launch in 2010, creativeLIVE has produced over 1 billion minutes of free quality educational content. creativeLIVE’s engagement statistics are even more impressive: the average viewer watches an impressive 6.3 hours a month. The platform currently reaches more than 2 million students in over 200 countries.
To learn more about creativeLIVE, please visit: http://creativelive.com/.
creativeLIVE is setting a new standard for education by connecting a live, dynamic community of individuals with the world’s top experts. Using a scalable freemium model, creativeLIVE is transforming the $100 billion continuing education market by offering frictionless access to the best teachers in the world through a social video platform. The company was founded in April 2010 by world-renowned photographer, director and artist Chase Jarvis and entrepreneur Craig Swanson. The company is led by CEO Mika Salmi, backed by Greylock Partners and Social+Capital Partnership and has studios in Seattle and San Francisco.