Reid Ryan returns as CEO of Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment

Reid Ryan is returning as the CEO of Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment. (Courtesy Round Rock Express)
Reid Ryan is returning as the CEO of Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment. (Courtesy Round Rock Express)

Reid Ryan is returning as the CEO of Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment. (Courtesy Round Rock Express)

After seven years with the Houston Astros, Reid Ryan is returning as the CEO of Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment, according to a press release by the Round Rock Express.

Ryan was previously the president of business operations for the Astros. Former Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment CEO Reese Ryan is shifting his focus to other Ryan family businesses.

“I want to thank Reese for his outstanding leadership of Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment over the last eight years. Under his guidance, this organization has grown from our roots here in Round Rock to have a presence in multiple communities across the State of Texas and around the country,” Ryan said in the press release. “I would never have been able to join the Houston Astros as President if Reese hadn’t stepped up to lead Ryan Sanders.”

Ryan originally founded Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment, which was previously named Ryan Sanders Baseball. The press release states that Ryan acquired the Jackson Generals franchise and moved the club to Round Rock in 2000 where it became the Express.

In addition to the Express, Ryan helped found the Corpus Christi Hooks, which went on to become the Astros’ Double-A affiliate. During his time as CEO, the release states that the Express and Hooks quickly rose through the ranks as top minor league franchises.


In 2013, Ryan became one of the youngest team presidents in baseball as he was appointed president of business operations for the Astros. During his time at the helm for the Astros, the team won the 2017 World Series title.

Meanwhile Reese Ryan founded RS3 Strategic Hospitality and RS3 Turf in 2013. RS3 Strategic Hospitality now operates across Texas at venues such as the Circuit of The Americans, Dell Diamond and the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.

“We’re happy to welcome Reid back to the organization that he built from the ground up,” Reese Ryan said in the press release. “What he accomplished during his time in Houston is unparalleled and I know his return will only strengthen the Ryan Sanders organization. I am so proud of all that we have accomplished over the last eight years and I look forward to having a front row seat to see where Reid takes the businesses in the future.”

Baseball runs in the Ryan family as Ryan’s father is Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.