Named one of the top fifty entrepreneurs in New York City, Ryan Stana is the Founder and CEO of EMMY® Award-winning RWS Entertainment Group, creating memorable entertainment, consumer events and branded experiences since 2003. Stana grew the company from operating in the corner of his apartment to opening a 52,000 sq. ft. modern office and studio complex in 2015 which has made RWS the world’s largest entertainment supplier in the leisure and attractions industry.
RWS has produced award-winning productions and experiences for top theme parks, resorts, cruise lines and NYC fashion events while sustaining an impressive roster of clients that include Six Flags, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Holland America Line, Europa-Park & Resorts, Hard Rock Resorts, Prada, Virgin Voyages, Cedar Fair, Merlin Entertainments, Palace Entertainment, Azamara Club Cruises and Westfield.
RWS is the nation’s leader in providing branded entertainment, creating live experiences with Mattel, Lincoln Center, Billboard, Rolling Stone Magazine, Survivor, Guinness World Records, and creating a program inspired by Oprah and O, The Oprah Magazine for Holland America Line.
Supplying over 3,000 seasonal performers and technicians annually for the attractions and leisure industry, RWS acquired Binder Casting whose casting footprint spans from casting commercials to films such as Chicago and Dreamgirls to Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and Broadway’s The Lion King.