Ryan Kunkel is the Co-CEO of Red Frog Events, an event production company known for its success pioneering the experiential entertainment industry and its award-winning company culture. Red Frog has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, Big Barrel Country Music Festival, ShamrockFest, and American Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from large-scale food and beverage management to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America," has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and has been named one of the Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces.” In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Corporate Partner of the Year” and has committed to fundraise $25 million for the organization to open the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center. Kunkel has been awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and was also recognized on Forbes Magazine's Most Promising CEO’s Under 35 list.