Prior thereto, Ryan accumulated over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, overseeing departments in Compliance/Operations and Client Facing. After a short time with AXA Advisors, LLC he joined Smith Barney & Co. as a Financial Advisor. In 2008 Ryan was a co-founder of an independent financial advisory practice in West Fargo, North Dakota. His role was primarily that of Head of Compliance and client planning case design. After the sale of his firm, in 2011, Ryan entered law practice with the Fremstad Law Firm working with commercial clients. He assisted clients with issues such as organizational documents, regulatory issues, filings and private offerings. After leaving the role of practicing law Ryan rejoined the financial services industry and in 2015 Ryan joined Contego.
Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Dakota and a Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, NJ. He holds his Series 66 license and insurance licenses and previously held Series 7.