We would like to introduce you to each of our team members. This week, please meet Ryan Halls, Associate Advisor at Venturi.
What is your background?
As an original Austinite, there is nothing better than living and working in the city I love! I joined Venturi at the beginning of 2017 after completing my MBA at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, I spent four years with Vanguard as a consultant to wealth managers and institutions across Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. I completed my undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University (Gig’em!) where I studied finance.
What do you look forward to at Venturi every day?
While it might sound cliché, I look forward to interacting with my colleagues and our clients more than anything else. Each of my colleagues brings an immense amount of care to the work and service we deliver for our clients. Not to mention they’re an absolute blast to be around. I call it the “airport test” – Ask yourself, if you got delayed at the airport, would you mind being stuck with your colleagues?
What are you currently working on or reading?
Currently I am pursuing the Certified Private Wealth Advisor ® (CPWA®) from the Investments & Wealth Institute. The CPWA is the only advanced certification designed for wealth managers advising high-net-worth individuals.
Outside of work, what are you doing?
My wife and I live in south Austin and spend as much time as we can taking our new pup to Zilker and exploring the restaurants around town. Recently, our favorites have been the patio at Shady Grove, the pizza at Bufalina, and the burger at Bonhomie! And of course I have included a picture of our recent family addition, Teddy.