Ryan Tarpley is the Founder and President of RLT Group, a boutique management and brand consulting firm based in New York City. RLT Group specializes in working with leading sports, entertainment and media talent. Prior to founding RLT Group, Tarpley worked as an Executive in the Foundation and Chief Diversity Officer at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Tarpley consulted clients, executives, and corporations on their philanthropic and pro-social initiatives. He served as a valuable resource for celebrity clients interested in connecting to the philanthropic community.
Tarpley also played a strategic role in shaping the culture of the organization. He lead the agency’s diversity efforts and was involved in recruitment, hiring and retention of talent. In addition, he served as a liaison to external organizations and companies focused on implementing and promoting diversity initiatives within the entertainment community.
Along with The Blackhouse Foundation, Tarpley serves on the board of God’s Love We Deliver in NYC.
Ryan holds a B.A. degree in History from Lawrence University of Wisconsin and a M. A. degree in Higher Education and Counseling Psychology from the Ohio State University.