President, Cornerstone Brands
Ryan McKelvey became President, Cornerstone Brands in September 2020. In this role, he oversees four interactive, aspirational, home and apparel lifestyle brands, including Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill® and Grandin Road®.
Ryan previously held the position of President, Ballard Designs since 2008 and additionally assumed the responsibilities of Chief Operations Officer for Cornerstone Brands in 2020. Under Ryan’s leadership, Ballard Designs successfully expanded its digital commerce operations and retail footprint and grew critical innovations such as its experiential virtual and in-person interior design services. Ryan currently retains direct oversight of Ballard Designs and Cornerstone Brands Operations.
Ryan joined Ballard Designs in 2000 as Director, Quality and Sourcing and has since held roles of increasing responsibility within Cornerstone Brands. Prior to this, Ryan held roles with companies such as L&A Molding and L.L. Bean. He received his BBA in finance from The University of Georgia.