Ryan Ruud, Notable LGBTQA Executive 2021

Ryan Ruud

Founder and CEO, Lake One


The Minneapolis-based digital sales and marketing agency has posted double-digit growth every year since Ryan Ruud launched it seven years ago. In 2019, Lake One was recognized by inbound marketing and sales software developer HubSpot as a Platinum Solution Partner in its network of global partners. That same year, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce named Lake One a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise.

Since 2016, Ruud has mentored dozens of regional entrepreneurs through the startup accelerator Gener8tor, sharing his marketing, sales, and strategic growth-planning knowledge.