Who's Who of Top Executives

Patrick Ryan

Title: Managing Director
Company: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Location: Harrison, New York, United States

Patrick Ryan, a longstanding financial industry professional, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for his dedication, achievements, and leadership in equity trading, capital markets, banking, investments, and sales.

Mr. Ryan is a highly accomplished professional with over three decades of experience in institutional equity sales trading. His educational journey started with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College in 1982. Subsequently, he went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration from Clarkson University in 1983 while attending on a full scholarship, providing him with a solid foundation in business and finance. Mr. Ryan holds the following FINRA Securities licenses: 7, 55, 57, 63, & 66 and also has Insurance Agent licenses for Life, Accident, and Health.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Ryan has held key leadership positions at prestigious financial institutions. He began his career at C.J. Lawrence & Co. which via a series of mergers became Deutsche Bank Securities where he served from 1984 to 1992. He then transitioned to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. where he was a managing director from 1993 to 2008. Pat moved on to Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods in 2008 serving as a managing director until late 2022. While considered an expert in equity sales trading, Mr. Ryan also has significant exposure to banking, research sales, and portfolio & investment management. He successfully managed a diverse client portfolio comprised of large Asset Managers, Mutual Funds, Pension Funds, Passive Investors, and Hedge Funds.

One of the standout highlights of Mr. Ryan’s career was being among the first three equity traders hired by J.P. Morgan to establish their equity trading business. This pivotal moment marked a significant milestone in the company’s history, and Pat’s contributions played a crucial role in its success. His appointment as a J.P. Morgan managing director in 2005 further underscored his exceptional talent and dedication to the firm and his field. His ability to cultivate strong client relationships, to adapt to changes in the industry, and to thrive in high-pressure environments have been instrumental in Mr. Ryan’s rise through the ranks in the business.

Mr. Ryan attributes much of his success to his character and strong work-ethic, which were shaped by the influence of his father and older brother, both of whom were successful Wall Street traders. Their legacy inspired him to pursue a career in the financial industry. He values hard work, integrity, and the ability to build strong client relationships as the cornerstones of his professional ethos.

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