Mr. Ryan serves as a Senior Vice President in the Client Services group at GreatBanc, focusing on managing client relationships and ESOP transactions.  Prior to joining GreatBanc in 2022, Mr. Ryan was a Director at Prairie Capital Advisors and Managing Director Middle Market Commercial Lending at Northern Trust.  He has over 25 years of new business and banking experience with clients throughout the country and he has acted as a trusted advisor to many privately held companies to assist them in growth initiatives, business transitions and liquidity events.

Mr. Ryan is a board Member on the Missouri Center for Employee Ownership and is the National ESOP Committee Chair for the Private Directors Association.   In addition, he is a member of the Snow City Arts organization where he served as a treasurer. He is also a Board member of the Indian Boundary Y.M.C.A. 

Mr. Ryan holds a master of business administration with a focus on international business from DePaul University in Chicago and a bachelor of business administration in Finance from the University of Iowa. His professional affiliations include the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), Private Directors Association(National Chair ESOP Committee), and the ESOP Association.