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Ryan J. Davis is the Global Head of Social Commerce at NJOY.

Formerly he was Vice President of Community at Vocativ, Director of Social Media at Blue State Digital and a co-founder and digital director of The Four 2012. Ryan is most proud of his time spent on the internet team during Howard Dean’s 2004 Presidential Campaign.

Davis sits on the Board of Directors of The Ali Forney Center, where he was the founding producer of their annual Broadway Beauty Pageant fundraiser. Additionally, Ryan is on the Board of Directors of The Deconstructive Theatre Project, the Board of Advisors of the startup Public Stand and the Executive Board of LAMBDA Independent Democrats of Brooklyn.

Ryan has written about politics for The Huffington Post, The Hill and Next Magazine. He was once a guest editor of Queerty. For his progressive activism, Davis was awarded two Pollie Awards by The American Association of Political Consultants.

A former theatre creator and director, Ryan’s favorite projects include Veritas (Fringe 2010), Street Lights (NYMF 2009) and the eventually Whoopi Goldberg produced White Noise (NYMF 2006).

Ryan has lived in New York City since 2000 and is a proud resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Here Ryan blogs about politics, film, TV, history, religion, science, books, theater, digital media, LGBT issues, Bushwick & Williamsburg, New York City, and anything else he's interested in at the moment. Oh, and he'll probably talk a lot about himself.

Ryan has keynoted at conferences and universities around the world on digital politics, social media strategy and LGBT rights. Email to discuss setting up a speaking engagement.

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Posts tagged "Bain Capital"

Cory Booker’s bizarre take on Bain Capital on Sunday’s Meet The Press has been talked about lots over the last 48 hours. We now know that Cory took over $500,000 from the financial services industry during his campaign, including at least $40,000 from Bain partners. Not small change for a Newark mayor’s race. 

My colleague Evan Moody performed sentiment analysis on Twitter to see what users of the social network thought about Booker’s statements. The results show that overwhelmingly, Twitter users thought Cory was wrong on Bain and support the President’s view that it’s fair game during the campaign. The big red spike is bad news.

I clearly agree with the vast majority of Twitter users and hope Mr. Booker comes around. 

Mitt Romney as a boy, back when he still looked up to his dad. 
Romney’s decision today to release only two years of tax returns would clearly disappoint his father. 
When George Romney ran for president, he released 12 years of tax returns, saying “One year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show.” Mitt’s choosing to release his dullest years, avoiding anything during his controversial tenure at Bain Capital. Daddy wouldn’t approve.    

Mitt Romney as a boy, back when he still looked up to his dad.

Romney’s decision today to release only two years of tax returns would clearly disappoint his father.

When George Romney ran for president, he released 12 years of tax returns, saying “One year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show.” Mitt’s choosing to release his dullest years, avoiding anything during his controversial tenure at Bain Capital. Daddy wouldn’t approve.    

I don’t like what private equity firms do in terms of taking out every dime they can and leveraging [companies] up so that they really aren’t equipped, in some cases, for the future."  -  Warren Buffett on Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital 


When Mitt Romney Came To Town

Click above to watch the new short documentary When Mitt Romney Came To Town, about Romney’s time at Bain Capital as a corporate raider, closing and cashing in on companies they’d purchase. This film interviews many of the former employees who lost their jobs after a Bain Capital visit. 

Share with any of your friends who are considering supporting Mitt Romney.