Who's Who of Top Executives

A. Ryan Burton

Title: Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Company: Masonboro Advisors
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

A. Ryan Burton, founder and chief investment officer at Masonboro Advisors, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in investment management and financial advising.

Mr. Burton, an accomplished financial expert, capitalizes on over two decades of investment management and financial advising expertise. He serves as the founder and chief investment officer of Masonboro Advisors, a position he has held since 2013. His educational journey commenced with a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2000, followed by his graduation from Campbell University’s Southeastern Trust School in 2002, specializing in advanced trust and estate planning.

Initiating his career at BB&T, Mr. Burton excelled as a personal trust officer and graduate of the Management Development Program from 2000 to 2004. Transitioning roles, he served as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch from 2004 to 2008 and later as a financial advisor and vice president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors until 2013. Leveraging his extensive expertise, Mr. Burton founded Masonboro Advisors in 2013, a firm dedicated to managing investments for high-net-worth individuals, focusing on financial and estate planning. In 2022, Mr. Burton expanded his impact by assuming the role of owner and chief compliance officer at Glasgow & Associates, LLC, further solidifying his prominence in the financial sector.

Mr. Burton’s firm, Masonboro Advisors, gained notable recognition, being awarded Top Financial Advisor in Wilmington from Wilmington Magazine in 2022 and 2023. Additionally, expertise.com honored them as the Best Financial Advisors in Wilmington in 2022. Beyond his professional achievements, he actively contributed to community causes, serving as vice-chair at The Carousel Center for Abused Children and contributing to various committees and boards, including chair of the United Way of Forsyth County.

Mr. Burton’s success is rooted in his straightforward yet impactful approach, emphasizing the importance of fostering enduring client relationships amidst market fluctuations. He aspires to expand his practice and establish new offices. Mr. Burton’s advice to aspiring professionals resonates with his passion-driven philosophy—love what you do.

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