Episode 06 | Part Two: Revolutionizing the Coffee Industry: A Conversation with Ryan Mason, Owner of Roast Coffee Company

Jim concludes his conversation with Ryan Mason, the visionary owner of Roast Coffee Company. Ryan's journey from recognizing a void in coffee shops near UW-Milwaukee to building a thriving coffee empire is an inspiring testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering commitment to quality. In part two, Ryan articulates the significance of assembling a team that shares his passion and values.  By carefully selecting individuals who not only possessed the necessary skills but also aligned with the culture he wanted to foster, Ryan forged a team of dedicated baristas and coffee enthusiasts who became the heart and soul of Roast Coffee Company. Ryan's story serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders, reminding us that success is not measured solely in financial gains or business expansion. Rather, it is the connections we cultivate, the communities we foster, and the positive impact we have on others that truly define our accomplishments. Through his remarkable journey, Ryan Mason has not only revolutionized the way brand-driven companies, entertainment venues, concert halls, and convention centers approach coffee, but he has also demonstrated the importance of building relationships at every stage of the entrepreneurial journey. His story encourages us to invest in the people around us, nurture our teams, and leave a lasting legacy of excellence, passion, and community. As we conclude this episode, let Ryan Mason's remarkable tale inspire us to embrace the power of relationships, forge meaningful connections, and Graduate as CEOs in our own endeavors, leaving an indelible mark on the world.   About Ryan Mason: For the past 25 years, Ryan has been a leader in the professional coffee industry. He started Roast Coffee Company in 2004, which encompasses two marque brands: Roast Coffee Kiosk and Roast Coffee Catering. He is credited with creating an espresso bar catering concept that changes the dynamics of quality coffee at brand driven companies, major entertainment, concert, and convention centers. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship Management.

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He is the president/managing member of three companies, CFO of one company, executive vice president of one company, and director of three companies/organizations. Jim has mentored students and others as they have purchased or started a business. He continues teaching, acting as an advisor to individuals starting and running companies, and serving on free-market-oriented nonprofit boards.

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