Ryan Wesley Smith is the President & CEO of BFMG. Ryan moved to Nashville in 2014 to pursue a career in the music business. Since then, he's remained busy serving teams throughout the industry. Most recently joining the team at Awakening Events, a Global Top 50 Concert Promoter (Pollstar), working with artists such as TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, among others. Previously, Smith was at Story House Collective, where he handled day-to-day marketing ops for GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West. Ryan launched Chordwell in early 2019, an artist development & music marketing venture, which boasts clients such as for KING & COUNTRY, Ty James, YoungHeart, Cade Thompson, and labels Word|Curb Entertainment and Loyalty Records. Ryan currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee and is "living the dream" serving the team at Big Future.