• President & Managing Director

Ryan J. BlairCFP®

BIO

Meet Ryan J. Blair

Wanting to be the trusted advisor his family didn’t have.

Ryan grew up the son of an airline mechanic. His parents thought ahead and saved appropriately for his college education, but thanks to some “less-than-ideal” advice, those funds only lasted a portion of his time in college. Originally an architecture/design major, his interest in seeing “what went wrong” for his parents led to his interest in changing majors. He didn’t even know Texas Tech had a financial planning program, but once he did, he transferred right away.

HOW CAN I HELP? Even if it’s not through our direct services, Ryan always uses the lens of “How can I help?” when he meets with clients. A college internship with a firm in Detroit showed him that companies may not always be “doing the right things for the right reason for their clients.” That’s why our approach of putting clients first is so important to him.

CLIENTS FOR THE LONG HAUL Ryan especially enjoys working with clients who are also planning for the future with families in mind. He and his wife Shanna have two daughters in elementary school in Prosper. He loves the idea of working with families over his career as they’re going through the same life stages as his family. If they love Texas Tech sports – all of them – as much as Ryan and Shanna do, that’s even better!

Education

Texas Tech University

Professional Involvement

NAPFA – National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, Financial Planning Association, Dallas Estate Planning Council, Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners

Philanthropic Involvement

Board Member – Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Credentials / Certifications

Entrepreneurs and Executives, Business Succession, Generational Wealth Planning, Charitable Gift Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Alternative Investments

More About Ryan J. Blair
Words to Live by

“Treat others as you would want to be treated.”
-The Golden Rule

Q+A with Ryan
Where's your hometown?

Mansfield, Texas

What beverage do you drink to energize (or are you naturally energized)?

I drink the rays of sunlight for energy.

What do you geek out about?

Outdoor cooking, and smart home technology.

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