Committee Member: Ryan Tsuji

Ryan Tsuji

Hawaii - President and CEO of RKT Media

On Saturdays, Hilo Hawaii native Ryam Tsuji plays beach volleyball—for him, it’s a “ritual.” The rest of the week, he’s the President and CEO of RKT Media, a digital media company that develops video content. He is also a sports commentator for Spectrum Sports, covering University of Hawaii athletics, a news anchor of the Honolulu Star Advertiser Digital Billboard Network, and a producer of the "Rise of the Wahine" documentary.

Q&A:

Best vacation ever?

El Nido Palawan Philippines.

Dream trip destination?

The 'Game of Thrones' tour through Europe.

Favorite dinner?

Anything with grilled chicken.

Favorite dessert?

Tasaka's Guri Guri Ice Cream (Maui, Hawaii).

Dream road trip?

James Bay - So he can play music to entertain us while we drive
My Dad - So I can hear about what Heaven is really like
Phil Leroy - one of my close friends because he's a great listener

Favorite TV show as a kid?

Thundercats.

Favorite movies?

Anything Directed by Christopher Nolan.

Car you drive now?

Mercedes Benz GLS.

Car you’d like to drive?

Mercedes G Glass.

Best car youve owned?

Car I drive now.

Got a favorite watch?

Hermes Cape cod.

Got a dream watch?

Anything that accurately tells time.

Cologne?

Guilty by Gucci.

Best work advice you ever got?

Find time for yourself. Work can always wait, but the important moments in your life usually don't.

Tell us something about your work and career path.

While I have many jobs, all are centered around media and I am passionate about the work I do with each of them. I have a background in politics and TV news, but enjoy the flexibility I have now running my own business and managing the other projects and jobs I work with.

Do you have any philanthropic interests/endeavors?

I am currently on the executive team of Make-A-Wish Hawaii's Young Leaders Board, serve on the American Heart Associations Executive Leadership Team and am a Big Brother in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization in Hawaii.

Luxury… what does it mean to you?

To me luxury is anything that makes you feel good about yourself and valuable. It isn't about the price tag of the clothes you wear or the class of car you drive. Luxury is about owning who you are and creating a lifesyle that you can respect while making you feel great.