Ryan has been helping individuals realize their financial goals since 1981. He earned a bachelor's degree in financial and estate planning from Brigham Young University (BYU) and a master's degree in taxation from Georgia State University (GSU).

For six years, He worked with a privately owned financial services firm that worked with high income, high net worth families that lived across the United States. During that time, he earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designations.

In 1988, he became a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative and started working with senior executives, professionals, and business owners in Atlanta. Ryan and his team work with clients who reside across the United States.

Ryan and his team find great satisfaction in assisting their clients to achieve personal financial security through the establishment and implementation of written financial plans, which then are funded with world-class insurance products and internationally recognized investment services. The team's core service is fiduciary-based advisory investment management.

Company Standing

Ryan has been a top-10 investment producer, company-wide, out of more than 7,000 financial representatives since 2002 and the second ranked investment producer in 2007-2014. Since 2014, Ryan and his team have been the #1 ranked investment office company-wide.

Barron's Top 1200 Financial Advisors

Ryan B. Smith was recently named one of the Barron's Top 1200 Financial Advisors for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The Barron’s Top 1200 names the top advisors in each state, with the number of ranking spots determined by each state’s population and wealth. Rankings are based on assets under management, revenue generated by advisors for their firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices. Barron’s examines regulatory records, internal company documents, and 100-plus points of data provided by the advisors themselves. Neither the brokerages nor the advisors pay a fee to Barron's in exchange for inclusion in the Barron's Top 1200.

Ryan B Smith, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, M.S.T.

Wealth Management Advisor


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