Ryan has over 10 years’ experience in financial services, real estate development, and acquisitions. As First West Capital’s Regional Director, Ryan provides mid-market businesses in Western Canada with tailored subordinated debt, mezzanine and equity financing solutions for growth, acquisitions, and transitions.
Prior to First West Capital, Ryan spent five years in progressive commercial financing roles with BMO Bank of Montreal, and one year with the Toronto-based BMO Business Banking Strategy Team where he led a national strategic initiative. In 2016, Ryan was named BMO Commercial Banker of the year. Ryan also worked with Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, and Silvercreek Development Corporation, a real estate development and acquisitions company with operations in Canada and Mexico.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Business in Real Estate from the University of British Columbia, a Master in Business Administration from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and is a CFA Charterholder.
Ryan is a proud supporter of the BC Cancer Research Foundation, SAINTS Rescue, and the Nikkei Foundation. Ryan regularly volunteers his time at local sporting events around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.