Founder & President
With over 16-years of experience in sales-execution and management, Ryan Querry is a forward-thinking, results oriented professional responsible for career sales and transactions exceeding $250 million.
Ryan combines a Midwestern work ethic with "big city" experience, enabling him to adapt and work with a vast range of clients. His proven ability to motivate and lead by example through effectively generating high-dollar, sustainable revenue streams, has consistently resulted in exceeding goals on projects that span North America.
Recognized as an expert in corporate partnerships; namely, the development and execution of Sponsorships and Naming Rights, Ryan founded GPS with a perpetual belief of building long-term, authentic partnerships in mind; both with client's of GPS, and the newfound sponsors we secure for our clients.
Ryan's diverse experience ranges from working as a consultant on projects in the NFL & NHL, to generating unprecedented Naming Rights & Sponsorships for award-winning event centers/music venues, internationally-renown and attended events/rallies, state-of-the-art sports & entertainment venues, wellness centers, outdoor sports complexes, indoor aquatic facilities, and many other projects.
Ryan attended York College (NE) on an athletic and academic scholarship, and is a graduate of Bellevue University (NE). He's sat on the board of the Susan G. Komen and other foundations, volunteers with the organizations such as the YMCA, belongs to various Chambers of Commerce throughout the Midwest, the C-Suite Network/Hero Club, and is an active supporter of charitable organizations dedicated to fighting cancer, as well as childhood hunger.
Following time spent in Omaha, the Bay Area, Dallas, and Louisville, KY, Ryan resides Sioux Falls, SD with his wife, Jen, a special-education teacher, along with their two beautiful children: Harper & Nash.
"We are a family-owned business based in the Midwest, however, we are as sophisticated and capable in what we do as anyone in the country. GPS doesn't steer away from 'small', 'tough' or 'rural' projects. Small to midsized projects are the lifeblood of our company, and why we're in business. Whether it's a municipality, non-profit, major/minor league sports team, new/renovated facility, or other sort of organization/venue in need of supplemental revenue... if we determine it's a partner willing to work as hard as we are to achieve their goals, chances are we'll lock arms, immerse ourselves into their world, and work tenaciously to make their project a success".
Ryan is a versatile leader with an extensive recruiting and marketing background. He comes to Sioux Falls from Northern California where he co-founded the non-profit organization, Humboldt B52’s. Patrick attended the University of Sioux Falls on an athletic scholarship to play baseball and majored in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resources. He is an active member with the El Riad Shrine group here in Sioux Falls and assists with fundraising for the Shrine Hospitals around the nation. Ryan also plays professional baseball and hopes to bring some of those contacts with him to GPS.
“I believe that GPS will lead me into the direction of connecting with some of the most forward-thinking business minds this industry has to offer. I am fortunate to join the team at GPS and serve as a catalyst on the success of future projects they're known for.”
Founded on unparalleled experience and results,Great Plains Sponsorships is a multidimensional service provider that was originated to help forward thinking Midwestern companies create sustainable sponsorship platforms.
With an evolved commercial landscape and accelerating shortage of sources for funding, sponsorships and naming rights provide tangible revenue streams for businesses of all size. The mixture of GPS’s Midwestern work ethic and perpetual belief in building authentic relationships, has resulted in a recipe for significant returns and long-term rapport.
The key sponsorship and naming rights services we provide include market research, asset identification, asset creation, platform development, prospecting and solicitation, development of marketing program/materials, presentations and sales-execution, fulfillment delegation, contract negotiation, renewal management, and a streamlined hand-off of the
tailored program when the time comes.
Furthermore, GPS thrives on over-delivering for our clients and will accommodate most any request; ranging from VIP event coordination to premium seating execution, and from talent acquisition to premium seating execution for entertainment venues. Just ask and chances are we’ll find a first-class way to deliver.
Before we even think about going to market for you,we make it our business to make your business our business. This allows us to guarantee each made-to-measure strategy aligns itself with our client’s objectives