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Ryan Freeman
Works at Florist 2.0
Attended Sheridan College
Lived in Toronto, ON
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Work
Occupation
Internet Marketing, SEO, Husband, Father
Employment
  • Florist 2.0
    President, 2003 - present
    Providing eCommerce, SEO, AdWords, Marketing, Education and Networking services tailored for retail florists. Serving florists in 4 continents.
  • FlowerChat
    Founder, 2002 - present
  • Strider Inc
    President, 2008 - present
  • Martin's, the Flower People
    Assistant Manager, 1996 - 2006
  • FTDI
    Installer / Trainer, 2006 - 2006
  • MAS Direct
    Canadian Sales Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • Teleflora
    Installer / Trainer / Canadian Accounting Specialist, 2004 - 2004
  • 1Stop Computer Shop
    Assistant Manager, 1994 - 1995
  • RKFComputers
    Owner, 1994 - 2001
  • RKF Search Marketing
    Owner, 2001 - 2008
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Previously
Toronto, ON
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Phone
416-502-8895
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6-6150 Highway 7 Suite 400, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0R6
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Founder and president of Strider Inc., founding member of Grace Fellowship Church of West Toronto, 5th generation florist.
Introduction
A 5th generation small business owner with a passion for branding through online marketing, Ryan has a lengthy track record of helping businesses in a variety of industries grow through effectively communicating their unique strengths and benefits while targeting potential clients.

Ryan is very comfortable with technology, marketing and finance, and functions well as a liaison communicating across departments and bringing different teams together to collaborate on projects. Past clients include medical manufacturers and practitioners, B2B engineering, non-profit groups, religious organizations, local retailers, various trades and lawyers.

Outside of work Ryan functions as a Deacon at Grace Fellowship Church of West Toronto, and volunteers with the Rexdale Baseball League as a board member and coach.

Several times each year Ryan presents educational sessions and workshops for various trade organizations and shows across the USA and Canada, in addition to writing for a variety of publications.
Bragging rights
2008 Bruce Clay International SEO Contest Winner
Education
  • Sheridan College
    Business Admin - Accounting, 1997 - 1999
  • Silverthorn Collegiate Institute
    1992 - 1996
  • Martingrove Collegiate Institute
    1991 - 1992
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Male
We have had the pleasure of working with Sue Gergely at Mortgage Intelligence on several mortgages and renewals. Her work ethic is outstanding, her dedication to getting the best outcome for her client is unparalleled, and her broad experience in both real estate and and banking gives her a unique edge over other brokers. Most recently Sue saved us from a $3k mortgage penalty that resulted from a bank error. Not only did she identify the problem, but knew exactly who to contact at the bank (hint: not the manager or call centre), and how to get the problem sorted immediately. We have happily referred many friends and family members to Sue - including my own Mother! Sue loves a challenge - self-employed, bad credit, new to the country, first-time buyers ... she will work with you to find your best options.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Our favourite Thai food around. Even though we are outside of their delivery area and there are several other places nearby, we will go to whatever lengths necessary to order from Our Thai. Great apps, great curry dishes, pad thai, and other favourites.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Rough start, but came through with an honourable conclusion that was much appreciated.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Exceptional service! I was on the go and had emailed mid-day, but couldn't connect by phone until early evening. Even at that late hour they were able to craft a very specialized and personal arrangement, including sourcing some special gifts to include that meant a lot to the sick young girl receiving them. And they delivered that same evening! All around a fantastic buying experience ordering from out of town. The picture of the flowers that was posted on FB looked great, too!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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The hotel that gave up... Arrived for a convention being held at the hotel, stayed two nights. The room itself is a good size, fairly clean, and at $80 would generally have been considered a good value. Except for the following: 1) Ran the shower for a bit Friday night, and found the carpet on the other side of the shower wall was thoroughly soaked for 18" out from the wall. 2) Drains were broken in both the bathroom sink and bathtub. 3) Hotel wifi was overloaded and useless for two days. I'm an IT professional and could not connect. 4) During my presentation at the conference the hotel's IT guy made sure to tell everyone in the tradeshow that I was to blame for "sucking up all his broadband", when in reality my laptop was playing its screensaver, and was connected to MY hotspot (did I mention the wifi was useless?). I thought it was very professional of the hotel staff to blame a guest for their lousy system being useless for days. 5) Tried to order room service Sunday morning. After being put on manual hold (also known as putting one's hand over the phone and mumbling with a co-worker) i was told they were offering buffet only - no room service that day. 6) At first I was concerned about being bothered y noise since my room was right next to the vending machines. I never did hear any traffic in the hallway ... because the HVAC system is LOUD! Like, 63-77 decibels loud with the fan on low. That's somewhere between a loud conversation and a dial tone, happening beside your bed. All. The. Time. 7) Shower was weak, with the fixtures either really tarnished or something growing on them. I didn't investigate. 8) House keeping randomly tidied up some things, but left other wrappers and used cups lying around. 9) The big fountains on the patio are dry and abandoned. 10) For my presentation the hotel provided a projector from circa the Bush administration. No, the first Bush administration. Daddy Bush. That old. It was the same color as my old Comodore 64. When I reminded the lady that it is 2014, and inquired about a projector with HDMI, she said: "Ya, people keep asking for that, but the bosses won't buy it." And that pretty much sums up this hotel: The staff are mostly friendly and helpful, but poorly trained, poorly equipped. It's like the hotel has just given up and is riding out the remainder of its years. PS: The only other good thing I can say about the room is that the TV is a new LG model, with available HDMI ports so that I could connect my laptop to stream Netflix. Oh, wait .. did I mention the wifi?
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Almost exactly what I needed. I booked for $39 on Priceline - this was the midpoint on a long drive so I just needed a place to sleep for a few hours. Was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and condition of the room! The missing items were a box of kleenex and shampoo. There isn't much protection from noise, but since the hotel was not close to capacity this wasn't much of an issue.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I recently attended an event catered by Niagara Gourmet, and while the food was passably good, the service was anything but gourmet. Some examples: - bartender prepared drinks then directed people down the bar to find their own limes, etc (like getting your napkins and straws at McDonalds) - staff showed little sensitivity to serious food allergies (incl serving nuts on a salad to an allergic person, giving a plate of strawberries as an alternative desert to someone lactose-intolerant) - no tact: barging around the apps table knocking things (and people) while restocking from a Kirkland bag; jugs of water on table but not pouring for guests; not clearing plates in a timely manner; not serving beer in glasses for the ladies The meal and desert were passable, but unremarkable. For a company that bills itself as being "gourmet" the result left a lot to be desired at an otherwise beautiful event.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago