Ryan Harwood is the CEO of Gallery Media Group, a media holding company focused on building meaningful publishing brands via web, social, & audio. GMG’s mission is to 'Make Positivity Louder.'
Gallery Media Group includes women’s lifestyle brand PureWow (Harwood has been the CEO/Founder of PureWow since 2010), that is dedicated to making a woman’s life more beautiful, manageable, and exciting on a daily basis and ONE37pm, a youth male culture brand at the intersection of web 3, style, music, collectibles and sports, and a collection of premium podcast shows that includes Mom Brain and The CMO Podcast.
GMG’s other assets include a The Gallery Social Portfolio, a large scale portfolio of Instagram & TikTok media channels, and an influencer marketing agency.
Under Harwood’s leadership, PureWow grew to become a top 3 digital publisher for women. Having raised significantly less venture capital than his peers, he was able to build a highly profitable company in a crowded women’s media space. He built a special culture grounded in kindness, empathy, and passion with an unprecedented employee retention rate. Harwood steered the ship through a highly successful acquisition by Gary Vaynerchuk and Stephen Ross in 2017.
PureWow has been honored with the following awards: Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies, Forbes America's Most Promising Companies, and Forbes Top 100 Best Websites For Women. PureWow closed 2017 reaching over 100M+ women cross-platform monthly and double to triple digit revenue growth every year since inception in 2010, while the 2nd media brand, ONE37pm, launched to much fanfare in 2018 and has emerged as the leading Web 3 consumer publication in 2021.
Prior to starting PureWow, Harwood worked for Goldman Sachs & Co. and was instrumental in the development of the newly formed Goldman Sachs Private Bank. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Harwood was a two-time captain of the men’s varsity tennis team at Penn and also played professional tennis during the 2003-2004 season.