As Co-Chief Executive Officer, Partner for JFS, Ryan is responsible for firm strategy, overseeing all advisor and professional support teams, business development and sales, firm finance and strategic planning, and acquisitions of other advisory firms. Ryan was previously Chief Financial Officer for JFS prior to being promoted into his current role.
Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, majoring in accounting. He also earned a Master of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Pennsylvania and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation. Ryan is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and CFA Institute. Additionally, Ryan serves on the Finance Counsel for his local church.
Prior to joining JFS, Ryan worked in Ernst and Young’s financial services practice for nine years, leaving as a senior manager. There he served clients and managed engagements in the banking, private equity, and healthcare industries. His clients included Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filers, private companies, and not-for-profit organizations.
Ryan currently resides in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area with his wife and two young sons. Outside of work, you’ll find him enjoying the company of family and friends and spending time on the golf course.