Ryan Choura: How Business and Life Are One and the Same

Ryan Choura is a competitive slalom water-skier, family man, writer and speaker who just so happens to be the CEO of one of LA’s largest event agencies.

  • Posted on
    March 19, 2018
  • Series
    The Front-Runners
  • Category
  • Written & Produced By
    Jared Sayers
  • Directed By
    Bryce Lowe-White
  • Director of Photography
    Mike Pagan

Ryan Choura was born to two entrepreneurial parents who both ran their own businesses and experienced the successes and hardships of what it means to own your own business. Subsequently the freedom Ryan had from a very young age gave him a crash course on how to navigate life well beyond his years. He began to understand his strengths and use them to overcome life’s obstacles, which he attributes some of his professional success later. He founded the LA-based creative event agency in 2007 and presently has over 140 employees, a 56,000 sq ft warehouse and builds some of the nations largest events including: Coachella, Stagecoach, the Espy’s and others. But guess what? He also water-skis competitively. He speaks to kids at local high schools. He has a family. And in his words, “I’m a work in progress”.

I never really thought about business as a kid. But, once I realized business was just overcoming obstacles, I realized I’d been doing this my whole life

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