Ryan joined the Freedom Street team at our Midwest satellite office in 2020 as a Client Services Specialist. In his role, he works collaboratively with all members on our team, from administrative responsibilities to operational duties. Ryan has always gravitated toward positions that require him to take on significant responsibilities, which prepared him for the constant pace of his role and the nature of the financial industry.
Ryan’s understanding of the industry, along with his reputation as a reliable and trustworthy resource, makes him a key member of our team. Meeting new people and connecting with them on a personal level have always been strengths of Ryan’s. Our clients are his top priority, and he considers himself fortunate to work in a career where he can help others establish financial stability. He is known for his friendly and professional demeanor, as well as his prompt responsiveness.
Before joining our team, Ryan worked for the Illinois Secretary of State as a Facility Manager. He was responsible for a variety of functions with a Driver Services Field Facility, from supervising and planning to evaluating staff involved with these responsibilities. Many don’t know that Ryan also had a career in law enforcement. He began his career with the Perry County Sherriff’s Office. From 2011-14 he was a Corrections Officer and was later promoted to a Sherriff’s Deputy from 2014-18.
Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McKendree University with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Social Work. He then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration at Lindenwood University.
My wife, Sara, and I had our first child, Reece, in 2019. Our lives changed dramatically but in the best way possible. We like keeping active outdoors with our dog, Lincoln, spending the day fishing at the lake by our home, or simply enjoying time with our family and friends. We are also big sports fans and especially love watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Chicago Bears football.
Our lives are one the go, but I feel fortunate for my career and sharing in the adventures of parenthood with my wife.