Ryan Derousseau

Website: http://ryanderousseau.com/

Professional Experience

As a freelance writer, journalist, ghostwriter, blogger, editor and digital media consultant, I've written for national magazines, websites and blogs, while also helping organizations with their content development needs. Prior to freelancing, I was Money Magazine's social media editor and senior reporter, focusing on investing and personal finance. As a freelancer, I continue to write for print and web publications, such as Fortune, Money, BBC Capital, and others discussing investing, careers and leadership, but I also help clients develop blogs, web and magazine content, books and white papers. You can find more of my work at www.ryanderousseau.com.


Content Editor (online)
7 Years
10 Years
Social Media
7 Years


Business (general)
9 Years
Personal Finance
5 Years
Other, Specify
2 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Fortune.com (10+), Money Magazine (10+), BBC Capital (3-5), OZY.com (3-5), The Hechinger Report (3-5), Consumer's DIgest (1-2), US News & World Report (10+), Fortune Magazine (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

D Custom (10+), Confidential (Financial Firm) (1-2), Confidential (Marketing Software Company) (1-2), Masthead Media (10+)

Other Work History

Beyond freelancing and my journalism career, I've also worked within a public relations firm, running social media campaigns and writing ghostwritten material for B2B companies in the high tech and healthcare fields, among other industries. This has given me a level of understanding and comfort level when writing to reach corporate goals. Other publications I've written for in my career include FastCompany, Inc.com, Forbes, CNNMoney.com, Yahoo!, Washington Post Company, and Mediabistro, among others.

Technical Skills

I have worked with a variety of online content management systems, including Wordpress.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, and light HTML


iPhone, laptop and tablet.


Available upon request or found at ryanderousseau.com


Society of Professional Journalists

Work Samples


I take a look at the growing levels of buybacks at major U.S. companies, and discussing what companies do it right, and what are wasting their money.
How soon can self driving cars pay off for General Motors or Ford ?
This is a profile of Ron Cordes and his effort to grow impact investing, becoming his second act. But the inclusion of his daughter has made it his legacy play as well.
Both Lowe’s and Home Depot have had great runs, but one has much more “upside.”
New rules could be driving too much new money into the sector of REITs.
New highway and water projects may boost these companies.
New science says it can harness the power of brain activity to predict who makes a good leader-and who doesn't.
A prominent founder has to know how much power to give up when it’s time to hand over the reins.
Pipeline-company shares fell much further than other energy stocks during the oil-price slump; now they could be a smart way to play a rebound.

Other Recent Publications

Distractions at work can sap productivity, here we take a look at what that means.
The next generation is moving into the investment world, and this is how they're learning about it - for better or for worse.
Finding pockets of growth is the key to higher returns, especially if an earnings recession hits.
Because the convenience of smartwatch trading on a wrist could do major damage to your portfolio.
We asked some of the top fund managers in the business for insights on their favorite stocks. Here's what they like for the year ahead -- and why.
Massive online open courses, known as MOOCs, haven't seen the success that University of California officials predicted.
Professors have grown weary of new technology that's billed to revolutionize higher education.
These are the problems that could arise as adjuncts unionize for better wages.
Moving to the big city will create an extra expenses many millennials fail to think about: Taxes.