RYAN TOLLNER is regarded as one of the premier agents and athlete marketers in the industry. His sharp business acumen combined with a unique level of passion, professionalism and creativity, have generated impressive deals on many fronts. Clients cite their ability to communicate with Ryan and trust him, along with his insight and firm defense of their interests as reasons that make him the best. Ryan has an exceptional understanding of athletes’ needs and aspirations. He infuses clients with self-confidence and empowers them with knowledge to maximize their opportunities on and off the field. Above all, Ryan holds himself to the highest standard of ethics in all he does, and consistently works to stimulate good values in others.
A certified contract advisor with the NFLPA, Ryan has an intricate understanding of the salary cap and Collective Bargaining Agreement. He excels in devising creative contract structures and compelling arguments in negotiations. Among team executives, coaches and scouts, Ryan’s opinion of talent, knowledge of the game and mastery of players’ rights are strongly revered. For REP 1, Ryan is instrumental in identifying the talent and character of prospective clients, and takes an honest and understated approach to recruiting. He is a draft guru with deep connections throughout the NFL, and is adept at making critical pre-draft decisions to maneuver our clients up draft boards.
Ryan has a special expertise in marketing and public relations. He has been credited in Forbes Magazine, among other publications, for delicately managing Ben Roethlisberger’s rise to stardom, capitalizing on regional fanfare while avoiding overexposure and promoting team chemistry. Ryan constructed a marketing portfolio for Roethlisberger that generates millions of dollars per year. For all REP 1 clients, Ryan utilizes a wealth of media contacts with every major television, print and radio outlet to raise their profiles and build their images in a positive way. He has delivered a wide array of money-making corporate endorsement and appearance opportunities for clients that play all different positions, in various markets. Ryan thinks like an athlete, anticipates their interests off the field, and knows how to appeal to corporate needs.
A former quarterback for the University of California Berkeley (Cal Bears), Ryan thrives on an athletic spirit for competition and the relationships that are formed through teamwork. He was raised in a strong family that promoted tackling challenges with toughness, discipline and 100% effort. Ryan was twice named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team and regularly tutored teammates and assisted coaches with game strategies and recruiting. He was a member of Athletes in Action and numerous community development groups in Berkeley and Oakland.
A graduate of St. Francis High School in Mountain View, CA, Ryan is on the Board of Directors for The Fit Kids Foundation in the Bay Area. Ryan resides in Newport Beach with his wife, Mary and their three children, Grace, RJ and Luke. He cites his faith and family as his inspirations in life.
|Post-game with Safety
|In Newport Beach with Latavius Murray
and Blake Bortles
|Post-game with FB/DL