President, Portfolio Manager, Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Ryan joined Patten and Patten, Inc. as a Portfolio Manager in June 1999. Mr. Ryan is the President of the Firm and the Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked in several areas of the capital markets, including investment banking, for SunTrust Equitable Securities Corporation, the successor company to Equitable Securities Corporation in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to his tenure with SunTrust Equitable, Mr. Ryan worked in capital markets, including institutional fixed-income sales & trading, for Lehman Brothers. He is a CFA Charter Holder, past President and current Board member of the CFA Society of East Tennessee. Mr. Ryan is also a member of the American Economic Association, the Advisory Board for the UT Chattanooga College of Business, and an Adjunct Professor of Finance. He also serves on the Boards of the Chattanooga Girl’s Leadership Academy, the Bright School, and the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Mr. Ryan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Princeton University in 1989.