About Ryan Jenkins


Ryan has been speaking professionally as a Millennial and Generation Z keynote speaker for over seven years for hundreds of clients such as SunTrust, Salesforce.com, and Johnson & Johnson. His top-ranked generational insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., and SUCCESS Magazine.

His internationally recognized blog, podcast, and Inc.com column inspire and equip thousands of people every week. Ryan’s passion, experience as a Millennial himself, and his fresh and forward-thinking approach to generations have made him one of the most highly sought after generational and future of work keynote speakers.

What Ryan is Known For

Public Speaking

As a Millennial and Generation Z keynote speaker and generations expert, Ryan has helped organizations like Coca-Cola, John Deere, Wells Fargo, Delta Air Lines and countless other organizations in industries such as insurance, security, banking, healthcare, education, etc. to better lead, engage, and sell to the emerging generations (Millennials and Generation Z) and across generations.


Ryan has written over 500 articles centered around generational trends and strategies in the workplace. Ryan shares his relevant insights on his blog, as a columnist for Inc.com, and as a contributor for Millennial Magazine, TalentCulture, Business 2 Community, and many more.


Ryan hosts a podcast called, “Next Generation Catalyst Podcast” where he interviews Fortune 500 leaders, New York Times Bestselling Authors, and some of today’s top thought leaders about generations, leadership, work trends, talent acquisition, marketing, and more.

Ryan’s Story

Ryan began work as a sales professional in the technology industry after graduating from Miami University (OH) with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. As a Millennial himself, it didn’t take long for him to notice and experience first-hand the friction between generations in the workplace.

To better understand this workplace issue, Ryan began extensively researching, collaborating with industry experts, and interviewing hundreds of Millennials and Generation Zers to better understand their behavior, strengths, employer expectations, and career desires.

This led Ryan to launch a blog in 2012 and a podcast in 2013 focused on helping leaders and organizations to better understand the emerging generations so they can better lead, engage, and sell to Millennials and Generation Z. Today, Ryan’s content reaches 1,000s of people every week.

In 2015, Ryan became a columnist for Inc.com. His column, Next Generation Insights, reaches 100,000s of people every month.

In 2016, Ryan launched 21Mill, the first ever micro-learning platform designed specifically to develop Millennials and Generation Z. 21Mill offers a proven and effective way to develop any company’s Millennial and Generation Z workforce.

In 2017, Ryan wrote The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-To Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work.

As a keynote speaker, Ryan is a proud member of the National Speakers Association.

When Ryan is not speaking or writing you can find him sampling craft beers from around the world or religiously cheering on the Denver Broncos with his wife Ashley, daughter Ella, sons Landon and Meyer, and yellow Labrador Bauer from their home in Atlanta, GA.