Ryan H. Jones
Ryan H. Jones, CWS®, AIF®, WMS®, AWMA® Senior Vice President | Private Wealth Advisor

Ryan H. Jones is a Senior Vice President, and senior partner with Magnolia Wealth Advisors of Raymond James & Associates and focuses on Wealth and Investment Management.

Magnolia Wealth Advisors consult in the areas of Tax Aware Investing, Estate Strategies, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Planning, Multiple Generation Wealth Strategies, Tax Efficiency Strategies, Equity Preservation Strategies and Investment Management for High-Net-Worth Families, Business Owners, Executives, Non-Profits and Foundations.

Ryan holds his Series 6, 63, 65, 7, Life & Variable Annuities licenses. Ryan also holds professional designations as an AIF®, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, the AWMA®, Accredited Wealth Management Advisor, & the WMS®, Wealth Management Specialist - all are professional education degrees through the College for Financial Planning. Ryan also holds the CWS®, the Certified Wealth Strategist, a professional education degree through the Cannon Financial Institute. Ryan was annually named to the Executive and Director's Council as a Premier Advisor at his previous firm, This designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors that reflects a high level of standards as measured by the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.

While in his profession Ryan guides others in their investments, Ryan is personally - and fully - invested in Northeast Florida and her people. On a near-daily basis, Ryan gives of his time, talents and treasures to many facets of our community - helping improve education for our children, offering care and compassion for the underprivileged, and assisting with support for special needs children and their families. Yet, the greatest return on Ryan's community service is realized in his work with other young adults to strengthen their faith, so as to encourage and equip them to help others as well. Specifically, Ryan served as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Board Member and Paul Harris Fellow of the Riverside Rotary Club. Ryan served at a local church on the Board of Trustees, President of the Foundation, Deacon & Bible Fellowship Teacher. Ryan assisted in establishing & serving as the Treasurer & President of the Covenant School of Jacksonville (a K-12 Hillsdale Curriculum Licensed School). Ryan has also served on many local Boards including the Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI), The Ronald McDonald House, Ortega Elementary School Advisory Council, AmiKids Jacksonville, Foundation of Strength, Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, Pine Castle Inc. & The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. Ryan is also a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2020. The goal of Leadership Jacksonville is to educate, connect & inspire diverse leaders to build & strengthen their communities. Ryan was a member the Jacksonville Regional Political Leadership Institute sponsored by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The Institute seeks to “encourage energetic and inspiring members of the business community to become outstanding public leaders.” This institute, along with Leadership Jacksonville develops leaders to assume greater responsibility as community trustees who improve the quality of life for self, family & community. Nominated by the Jacksonville City Council President, Ryan served on the Jacksonville Taxation, Revenue & Utilization of Expenditures (TRUE) Commission - an advisory body to the City regarding fiscal policy. The TRUE Commission's goal is to improve the City's long-range financial soundness, planning, budgeting, and management.

Ryan holds his B.A. in Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha Honors from the University of Florida. He was a member of the Student Honor Court, Student Traffic Court, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Northeast Florida has been home to Ryan for over four decades. Now, Ryan and his wife Jennifer are rearing their four children in the community they love and serve.

Q & A: Personally Speaking

  • Q. What is your favorite kind of trip? Why?
  • A. My favorite kind of trip is one where I get to travel with my family. We love to travel internationally and domestically. My “party“ of six is always up for an adventure!
  • Q. What are your must-have travel items?
  • A. With four kids ranging from the ages of 3 to 17, we are always in the need for a backpack, camera/cell phone, passports, and Xanax! Did I mention I travel with four kiddos!?
  • Q. How do you spend your time outside of the office?
  • A. I truly enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s running, surfing, fishing, hunting or hiking with the family. I also spend a great deal of time in the community, serving on different boards striving to make the First Coast a better place.
  • Q. If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
  • A. I truly can’t imagine myself doing anything other than helping our clients reach their financial goals. I have always had a passion for politics, so if the opportunity presents itself, I have been encouraged to run for office one day.
  • Q. What’s the one thing that might surprise others about you?
  • A. My wife and I have three beautiful teenage daughters and a later in life “surprise” toddler son with Down syndrome. He is a rock star and lights up our world!
  • Q. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  • A. Anywhere with my family and plenty of activities!
  • Q. What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?
  • A. My family, my friends and my faith.
  • Q. How do you define success?
  • A. I define success as living my true purpose and having a positive impact on the lives of people by uplifting them and inspiring them to think and act in ways they may not have considered before. I want to be able to say that I, along with my creator, designed this life, I didn’t settle for it. Having financial stability, creative freedom and a lifestyle design is crucial to being a success.

Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations and/or charitable causes.