Ryan Spoon

Class Year

2003

Professional Background

Currently SVP of Digital & Social at ESPN. Formerly SVP Digital Product & Design at ESPN, founder and CEO of beRecruited, Venture Capitalist at Polaris Ventures & Dogpatch Labs, and product & internet marketing at eBay.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success? 

My English background prepared me for professional work in ways that certainly were not evident during my Duke studies (which I enjoyed very much!). The ability to communicate clearly and concisely through writing and speech is invaluable in ALL professions. Those skills are really critical and were absolutely built during my time at Duke.

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Senior Vice President of Digital & Social, ESPN