Ryan is a managing director in the Financials Group within Global Investment Research. He has primary coverage of regional banks and consumer finance companies. In addition to his coverage, Ryan serves as deputy business unit leader of the Financial Research team. He joined the firm in 2010 and was named managing director in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Ryan worked in equity research at Barclays Capital, where he was an associate vice president focused on large cap banks. He began his career in the Financial Services Assurance Practice at Arthur Andersen, where he was focused on hedge funds, private equity and structured products. Ryan earned a BS in Accounting with honors from Lehigh University in 2000. In addition, he earned an MBA with honors from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He is both a certified public accountant and a CFA Charterholder.