Ryan Burns, vice president of sales enablement, brings more than 20 years of sales talent development, training and performance management experience to Magna5, leading programs in organizational development and change management.
In his current role at Magna5, Ryan will be responsible for developing programs and tools to improve the sales process and efficiency within the direct and indirect sales organization. He will also drive innovation into the organization with engaging new internal and external training programs.
Prior to joining Magna5, Burns served as talent development director with Essilor, a leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States. In this role, he guided 10,000 employees in talent assessment, training, leadership coaching and employee engagement. He also was instrumental in building change management and communication plans for the merger of Essilor and Luxottica to form a 100,000+ employee company.
Previously, he served as training director for Voyant Communications in designing and delivering in-person sales training and webinars for wholesale distributors as well as direct and channel sales professionals. Burns is well regarded for creating innovative learning and sales development programs for a wide range of companies, including instructional design and talent development for ReachLocal, LexisNexis, AT&T, Texas Christian University and the University of Oklahoma College of Continuing Education.
“As Magna5 continues to grow and develop their sales team into new and emerging markets and channels, I am eager to bring enablement tools into practice to accelerate expansion,” said Ryan Burns. “The marketplace is full of opportunity for growth in the managed services and voice space, and I am elated to be a part of Magna5’s future success.”