THE MEDIA POUCH TEAM
Videography Services in Austin and San Antonio
Ryan Gàllego // Founder and Owner
Ryan picked up his first camera at the age of 14 when he started working for a sports photography company in St. Louis, MO. It was here that he started feeding his passion not only for photography, but for business. His boss at the time, Paul Bryant, who would turn out to be a long-time mentor, took him under his wing and started sharing his knowledge business. At age 17, Ryan started his first “unofficial” photography company and made $30,000 in the first year. This taste of financial success and business autonomy is what drove him to go on to double major in Economics & Finance at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.
After finishing school, Ryan relocated to Austin, Texas to work with the corporate and cultural giant – Amazon. A year and a half into working at Amazon and feeling unfulfilled by his work was when the concept for Media Pouch was born. On a business trip to Seattle, Ryan attended a dinner with one of his coworkers’ fathers who needed help building a website. He had heard of a hobby Ryan had been building on the side, of developing websites and digital marketing. While working on the website, Ryan realized that the company had no digital content to display. Spotting a hole in the market almost immediately Ryan offered to bring his camera and drone up to Seattle the next weekend.
An epiphany about the freedom and potential of entrepreneurship as opposed to the grueling day to day of office life came on a boat in Croatia with Ryan’s old college friend. It was here, after shooting for The Yacht Week, capturing World class views with his camera and drone, that the future of Media Pouch was cemented. Around this time, the digital world of Instagram and Facebook were opening new doors for the online advertising space and as Ryan said it, ‘epic videos for million-dollar homes’ is how he thought he was going to get into the game. Upon, returning from this trip, he was laser focused on improving his skills and dedicating as much time as possible to build this company. Throughout 2018 & 2019 he spent all his spare time building Media Pouch on the side while working at Amazon.
In May 2019, on his 3-year anniversary with Amazon, Ryan took the leap of faith and resigned, determined to build Media Pouch full time.
Ryan went on to follow a life long dream of his and moved to Sydney, Australia to work with some clients and launch the company abroad. He returned state side in November 2019 and has since been scaling Media Pouch across the USA.
The Rest of the Team
Adrean // Editor