Ryan has over 18 years of experience in financial services. He is Founder & CEO of Finetooth Consulting, which provides transition consulting, outsourced recruiting and succession planning to the industry. Previously, he served as an Executive for Associated Securities Corp. and as a Director for First Financial Planners.
He began his career in Financial Services when he formed The Swivel Group, which was based in central Texas and operated as a boutique consulting firm geared toward recruiting services for broker-dealers in the wire-house, bank, regional and independent spaces. During his time at Associated and FFP, Ryan managed national recruiting and internal succession strategies. Since 2000, he has managed and helped negotiate the transition of more than $200M in commission and advisory revenue. He has worked hard to earn a reputation in the industry for his ethical approach to the business and his ability to generate new and innovative ideas around advisor transitions.
When not doing his day-job, Ryan manages Finetooth Ventures, which advises startups on business strategy, capital raising and customer acquisition. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation Committee for Riskalyze and also serves as a Financial Services Industry Influencer for WishLife, which helps drive meaningful conversations between family members. He is an Angel Investor and an active volunteer with The Branson Centre and Everwise. He currently serves on the Judging Committee for AngelPool, which is the largest organization of angel investors in the world.
Above everything else, Ryan is a proud husband and father of two boys and a girl.