Ryan Pandl (WSET II) is the Owned Brand Senior Buyer for Adult Beverages and Beverages at Target. In his 10+ year career in retail, he's spent the majority of his time working on Target's Adult Beverage business in multiple buying roles across wine and spirits. Ryan joined the Target Food & Beverage team in 2014, and has since worked closely with dozens of CPG suppliers to bring both National and Owned Brands to market. Throughout his tenure on the Adult Beverage team, he's played a large role in the launch of brands such as California Roots, The Collection, SunPop, Casa Cantina, and many more. In his current role, he's working to evolve the Adult Beverage Owned Brand strategy and to continue to expand Target's Owned Brand portfolio across wine, spirits, and beer. His passion for DE&I is at the center of his work, and is demonstrated on shelf throughout the year across programs celebrating occasions such as Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Pride. In the NA Beverage side of the business, Ryan supports shelf stable beverages (water, soda, juice, etc.) within the Good & Gather, Favorite Day, and Market Pantry brands.
Ryan attended the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and continues to reside in Minneapolis, MN with his dog Bentley. Outside of work, he is an avid runner, biker, and overall local explorer.