Meet Our Team
William T. Ryan
Bill is the President and CEO of Ryan Financial. He is a graduate of St. Francis University with a major in economics and is a Chartered Financial Consultant who began his financial services career in 1970 with Merrill Lynch. Prior to establishing Ryan Financial, Bill was vice president and general manager of Fidelity Investments in Boston. He was also a senior vice president of State Street Investment Services, Inc., and president of the Ryan Financial Group, Inc. He was chairman of the Andover Chamber of Commerce. He was vice chairman of the Andover Council on Aging, and is past chairman of the investment committee of Lawrence General Hospital. He was a member of the Board of Governors of St. Joseph High School in New Jersey. He served on the stewardship commission of St. Patrick Parish in Lawrence. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Association for Investment Management and Research. He is the chairman of the investment committee of Ryan Financial.
Tara Ryan McDermott
Tara is a client relationship manager and Senior Vice President of Ryan Financial. Tara is a graduate of Boston College with a degree in Business and Finance. She joined the firm in September 1996 as a client service representative. She holds a Series 7 securities license and is a registered investment advisor representative and a member of Ryan Financialís investment committee. She is also a municipal securities principal and a general securities principal, and a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Massachusetts. Tara also has her life, accident & health insurance license. Since the fall of 2000 Tara has been the assistant coach for the Andover girlís under 14 soccer team. She is also a member of Saint Patrick Parish and is involved with several committees. Tara and her husband Joe live in Andover with their sons Joseph and Dalton.
William Kent Ryan
Bill is Vice President and Director of Research of Ryan Financial and is a member of Ryan Financialís investment committee. He joined the firm full time in August of 2000. Bill graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Finance. He holds Series 7 and Series 65 securities licenses, and is a registered investment advisor representative. He also has his life, accident and health insurance licenses. Bill is a member of The Boston College Club where he served on the Charity and Golf Committees, and is an active member of the Networking Club. Bill serves on, and is past President of, the Pingree School Alumni Leadership Board and is a past member of the schoolís Board of Trustees. Bill is past president of the Friendís of KIPP Academy Lynn Foundation. Bill currently sits on the Professional Advisors Committee of the Essex County Community Foundation. Bill is the proud father of daughter Cate and sons Marty, Jimmy, and Pete.
Heather Ryan Girolamo, Esq.
Heather is a client relationship manager and Vice President of Ryan Financial. She is also a member of Ryan Financialís investment committee. Heather joined the firm in April of 2003. She graduated from Boston College, cum laude, in 1993 with a B.A. in English, and received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1996. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and passed the New York bar examination. Heather holds Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses, and is a registered investment advisor representative. She also holds life, accident and health insurance licenses. Heather began her career at Fidelity Investments in Boston where she worked in the Institutional Services Company, in the estate planning division of Fidelity Investments Life Insurance Company, and as a Legal Product Manager in Fidelityís legal department. She was an Associate in the investment management practice group of the international law firm Clifford Chance LLP (formerly Rogers & Wells LLP) in their New York City office. Most recently, Heather was Associate Counsel for MFS Investment Management in Boston. Heather is the Executive Board Treasurer of Fay School Parentsí Association. Heather lives in Hopkinton, MA with her husband and their two sons, Hayden and Pierce.