Ryan Kelly


Ryan Kelly received an M.S. in Financial Planning from the University of Georgia (UGA) in 2019 and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. At the University of Texas, Ryan dove into the school’s culture and joined the Longhorn Band. Outside of his musical pursuits, Ryan joined the Alpha Omega campus ministry, becoming a student leader during his third semester. With Alpha Omega, Ryan led small group discussions, participated in on-campus and community outreach, and fostered a sense of unity in the ministry. At UGA, Ryan continued his involvement with Alpha Omega and became a member of UGA’s Student Financial Planning Association.

In 2018, Ryan took an internship with Signature FD, a fee-only financial planning firm in Atlanta, Georgia. During his time as an intern, Ryan was exposed to stories from Clients that kindled his passion for financial planning. Already enjoying the technical work of planning, Ryan found purpose in the intricacies of a Client’s situation and the variety of work that was presented each day in the office.

Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys recreational soccer and tennis and is an avid fan of Atlanta United, his hometown MLS team. Ryan has also had several opportunities to travel the world and always welcomes opportunities to venture outside of his comfort zone, whether that is within the city or around the globe.

Client Focus: Ryan is excited to meet YOU! He has developed a passion for financial planning through actively listening to Clients’ unique personal financial story, and he is excited to learn about your family, your passions, and your Live Big® goals.

Current Update: Ryan continues to appreciate his time at home with his mom in the Atlanta area. Fall in the South means beautiful colors as the leaves turn, and it also means playoff baseball (Go Braves)! In the cooler weather, Ryan has enjoyed some more time outdoors. He recently purchased himself a Onewheel (a variant of the electric skateboard) and has enjoyed pushing himself outside his comfort zone on his new “toy.”

Ryan’s recent focus at Yeske Buie has been on professional development and refinement of his knowledge as a financial planner. The Yeske Buie team just completed a virtual Retreat, which they used to identify key areas of growth for the firm, as a whole, and the Financial Planning Team recently attended the Financial Planning Association’s National Conference (via Zoom, of course!). Ryan relished the opportunity at both of these events to soak in the wisdom around him.