Ryan serves as a client portfolio manager for Meritage Portfolio Management, an Overland Park-based investment management firm that services private and institutional clients across the U.S.  Ryan has nearly twenty years of financial and investment management experience including past roles with Creative Planning, DeMarche Associates, Vestas Wind Technology and Great Plains Energy. Ryan holds an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and a B.S. in business from Kansas State University. He is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a certified public accountant (CPA). Ryan lives in Leawood, Kan. with his wife Brooke and their 3 children, Gwen, Beau and Mick.