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Ryan Shanks

FOUNDER + CEO

Ryan has over 18 years of experience in financial services. Prior to Finetooth, he served in a leadership role for two Independent Broker Dealers where he managed national recruiting and internal succession strategies.  He began his career in Financial Services when he formed The Swivel Group, which was based in central Texas and operated as a boutique consulting firm geared toward recruiting services for broker-dealers in the wire-house, bank, regional and independent spaces. Since 2000, he has managed and helped negotiate the transition of more than $200M in commission and advisory revenue. Ryan has worked hard to earn a reputation in the industry for his ethical approach to the business and his ability to generate new and innovative ideas around advisor transitions.

Ryan is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation Committee for Riskalyze, a FinTech Company which developed the Risk Score for investors. 

Above everything else, Ryan is a proud husband and father of two boys and a girl.