Vice President / Business Development
Ryan Mayberry is an art dealer, software engineer, and second-generation owner of Mayberry Fine Art who has lead the business development of the family business since 2004. He played an instrumental role in the acquisition and partnership with Pegasus Gallery of Canadian Art in 2006 as well as the acquisition of the gallery’s Toronto location in 2010. Both locations serve as a valuable complement to the Winnipeg headquarters which is located in a heritage building in the city’s historical Exchange District. In 2011 Ryan developed and established Consignor.ca, an online art auction service that brings together art collectors and consignors in a transparent online marketplace. In June of 2013 Ryan formed a partnership with auction industry veterans Rob Cowley and Lydia Abbott in the formation of Consignor Canadian Fine Art which saw his online auction service move into a bricks and mortar operation.
The son of veteran art dealer, Bill Mayberry, Ryan has been surrounded by both important historical and a wide variety of contemporary Canadian art since early childhood. Following the completion of his studies at the University of Manitoba in 1994, he helped to establish Western Canada’s first privately owned Internet Service Provider and started his own internet software firm servicing government, transportation, pharmaceutical, and retail markets. From 1995 onward he continued to build internet software and internal management systems for use in both commercial and public art institutions.
Ryan serves on the board of directors for both the Art Dealers Association of Canada and the Winnipeg Executive Association. Ryan also contributes his time and expertise to dozens of open source software development projects around the world.