Marketing and Finance Expert
With over 10 years of experience in the Miami nightlife, Ryan became one of the top players in the vibrant market in his city. After studying Marketing and Finance at the University of Miami, Ryan started Elite Entertainment, a marketing and promotion company focused on organizing events at top nightclubs.
During this time, Ryan helped make Mynt Lounge and The Opium Group venues some of the most popular and exclusive nichtclubs in the country. In 2007, Van Milligen was brought on board to help open SET Nighclub, which went on to win multiple awards as one of the top venues in the world.
Ryan also took on a Consulting and management deal with Suite Lounge and Snatch Bar, which catered to celebrities, models and international VIPs. In Ryan’s short time at Suite, he was able to triple the venue's weekly sales.
In late 2008, Ryan was named Director of Promotions with The Opium Group. In this position, Ryan helped increase sales and profit margins of one of the largest nightlife operations in Miami. Here he launched and operated venues such as Mansion, SET, Opium Garden, Pive, Cameo, Mokai, Wall at W Hotel, Louis at The Gansevoort, and oversaw close to 400 employees. He has also overseen special events including Winter Music Conference pool parties, WMC DJ events, Super Bowl events, select weekly nights at venues such SLS Hotel, The Shelbourne Hotel, Hyde Beach, The Baleignt Hotel, and many more.