Topics or areas of expertise that he can talk about (even in his sleep):
Strategic business decisions
Saving for retirement and college
How we know he knows what he’s doing:
He is considered a thought leader in the industry and has been invited to speak about his expertise.
He attended Baldwin Wallace University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
He went on to earn his MBA from Ashland University.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the accounting industry
Furthering his professional development, Ryan is involved with:
The Ohio Society of CPAs
The American Institute of CPAs
Leadership Lake County (class of 2008 graduate; board of directors)
American Red Cross (past local chapter treasurer and board member)
When he’s not in the office, you can find him:
Coaching his sons’ basketball teams
Spending quality time with wife and his sons
Golfing and taking his sons to the driving range.
Inside The Mind Of …
What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Several things come to mind: Staying current on new developments and pushing through the challenges that may arise. Always trying to understand both sides of a “story”. Staying true to the traditional values and beliefs that have been seemingly slipping away in today’s society.
Describe your work style. Business-like. Always wanting to get better.
What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Take your work personally.
What do you consider is your “brightest” quality? The ability to play devil’s advocate and the willingness to offer a different perspective.
Just For Fun:
What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting? Professional golf … but not many 10 handicaps play professionally.
What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother or father? Financial discipline/frugality.
What is your most prized possession? I’m not very materialistic so it’s hard to decide on something specific. I do have some videotapes of high school basketball games that I hope to never lose. I’ve kept them for more than 30 years with the hope of having my kids watch them – which they recently did, and I didn’t have to force my boys to watch them. … It was their idea … really!