From a young age, Ryan Finglass was captivated by the intricate dance of the financial markets, a fascination that began long before his formal education in finance. His passion was ignited as a teenager when he delved into the world of startup investing through peer funding websites. This early and hands-on experience in assessing the potential of emerging companies laid a firm foundation for his future career.
This early interest, nurtured through observation and curiosity, laid the foundation for a career marked by passion and expertise. His academic journey at Texas A&M University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in finance, further honed his skills.
In addition to being a Financial Advisor at Beavers Wealth Management, Ryan also serves as chair of our investment committee. Meaning, Ryan is at the heart of our investment strategy and decision-making process. In this pivotal role, he works closely with Christopher Beavers (the founder of Beavers Wealth Management) to ensure each client’s portfolio is tailored to fit their unique needs. Ryan is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) and is driven by a deep commitment to thorough research, collaborative decision-making, and clear communication, ensuring that every investment decision is underpinned by both wisdom and client-focused insight.
Beyond his primary role as an Advisor, Ryan contributes significantly to 'Let's Talk Markets', a podcast and webinar series that delves into market trends and financial insights. Here, he combines his technical acumen with a knack for storytelling, helping to demystify the complex world of finance for clients and colleagues alike.
When the suits and ties give way to running gear, he reveals another facet of his character. As an accomplished runner who has completed two full marathons, Ryan embodies the same dedication and focus in his athletic pursuits as he does in his role at Beavers Wealth Management. His commitment to long-distance running is a reflection of his approach to financial planning: a blend of endurance, strategic insight, and unwavering focus on achieving long-term goals.
In the end, what truly defines Ryan's role at Beavers Wealth Management is not just professional titles or the accolades he's earned. It's the genuine commitment and passion he brings to every aspect of his work. Ryan's dedication to his profession is paralleled only by his devotion to his family and his joy in finding the perfect gifts that bring smiles to the faces of friends and loved ones. These acts of thoughtfulness and care, seemingly small, speak volumes about who Ryan is at his core – a person who values relationships, cherishes personal connections, and finds great fulfillment in enhancing the lives of others.
At every turn, Ryan’s story is woven with a deep-seated desire to make a meaningful impact – a narrative that continues to unfold with trust, integrity, and a heartfelt commitment to excellence.
P.S. Personally speaking
- Q. What are your must-have travel items?
Sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat. Anything that keeps me from becoming a lobster.
- Q. What is your favorite kind of trip? Why?
I enjoy new experiences when traveling. My favorite trips are usually the first time I visit somewhere. Also, relaxation is key but hard to come by when traveling with 10-plus family members.
- Q. How do you spend your time outside of the office?
Outside of the office is training time. Whether it be training for my next marathon or dialing in my golf swing to shoot the next course record. I’m always trying to find a way to get better at what I love to do.
- Q. If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
I would be chasing Jack Nicklaus’ major championship record.
- Q. What’s the one thing that might surprise others about you?
I’m the best cook in the neighborhood.
- Q. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would love to spend a week somewhere that has great deep-sea fishing, golf courses, and seafood. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
- Q. What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Pedialyte, that is my 93 octane.
- Q. How do you define success?
I subscribe to the idea that inspiring someone else is the definition of success.