A native of Madison, Ryan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Psychology and minors in Business and Criminal Justice. He started his career as a retirement plan manager at Kelly Financial in Madison.
Ryan joined Neckerman Insurance Services in 2010, specializing in business and personal insurance. He has earned the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations which are nationally recognized as important credentials for insurance agents, benefiting his agency and clients. He has also nearly completed the new Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designation to further serve his high net worth personal insurance clients.
Ryan is an active part of the Madison community, currently serving on the Board of Directors of CATCH (Community Around The Children’s Hospital) the board of the High Point Swim Club, the Membership Committee of GMA SHRM, and the Program Development Committee of Tri4Schools. He is a member of the In Business Magazine 40 Under 40 Class of 2021. In addition, he has sat on the Board of Directors of IIAW (Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin), the Board of Dane Buy Local, he is a past Chair of the IIAW Emerging Leaders Committee, co-founded Atlas Providers (2016-2018), and is also a member of Downtown Madison, Inc., Wisconsin Technology Council, Middleton Chamber of Commerce, and Madison Area Connectors.
Passionate about giving back, Ryan also volunteers his time as co-founder of The Short Game Golf Outing. The Short Game Golf Outing is a unique 14-hole event raising funds for the American Family Children’s Hospital. Through the first 3 years the outing has donated $26,000 to the hospital and he’s looking forward to the August 2021 outing!
In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family (wife and two children), attending Wisconsin sporting events, traveling and playing hockey. Ryan has completed two marathons – the Chicago Marathon in 2013 and he ran the Twin Cities Marathon (virtually due to COVID-19) in October 2020!