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 has felt somewhat restless lately, as many others can surely relate. However, as the state of Georgia begins to reopen, Ryan has approached this time with a healthy sense of caution.
To celebrate the long 4th of July weekend, Ryan and his mother enjoyed the outdoors by hiking the Ravens Cliff Falls Trail in Northern Georgia and kayaking the Chattahoochee River, both activities that can be enjoyed while social distancing.
At home, Ryan just finished Season 1 of the new Netflix series Space Force and loved every minute of it. Ryan is also glad that soccer is finally back – he’s watched nearly every match of the MLS is Back Tournament and has watched plenty of Premier League soccer as well.
In the “office,” the past few months have been a particularly busy season in which Ryan constantly finds himself adjusting to what has become the new normal. And, in the midst of it all, Ryan was able to celebrate his 1-year anniversary at Yeske Buie! Ryan was grateful for the opportunity to reflect on his growth and to identify goals for the next steps in his career development.