Ryan knew that he had an interest in finance ever since completingan elementary school project in which he researched Nike and tracedthe company’s performance for an entire year. “To this day, I can tellyou everything there is to know about Nike!” he says.
With his gift for numbers and natural curiosity about how thingswork, Ryan decided to major in Information Systems at GeorgiaSouthern University. His graduation in 2001 coincided with thetech bubble bursting, which made finding a job in IT considerablymore challenging for a new college grad. After spending some timeevaluating his options, Ryan considered looking into finance. “Mathhas always come easily to me, and I wanted to pursue a field whereI could apply it.”
Looking back, Ryan is relieved that he made a good career decision.Today Ryan applies his quantitative and qualitative skills to providinginvestment, insurance and retirement strategies to his clients. Anarea of focus within Ryan’s practice is helping dental and medicalprofessionals with their retirement planning needs.
Ryan gives back to his professional and personal community in avariety of ways: he fundraises for the DDD Foundation, a localinitiative that brings dentistry services to special needs children,and he volunteers with Special Olympics. Ryan is also a member ofthe Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Insurance andFinancial Advisors (NAIFA), and he sits on the Marketing and SocialMedia committee of the MassMutual Agents’ Association (AAX).Last but not least, Ryan enjoys donating time to his children’sbaseball and soccer leagues.
When he is not at work, Ryan tries to spend as much time as hecan with his family. There too, he dispenses financial guidance! Asa parent to three young children, he is well aware of the need toeducate his children on the value of saving and has devised creativeways to cultivate good habits early on.
Ryan and his wife, Gena, reside in the Atlanta suburbs with theirchildren. They are involved in their local congregation, Mary OurQueen, in Peachtree Corners.
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