Ryan has more than 17 years of experience in public finance. He provides issuers in the Southeastern United States with investment banking services. His financing experience encompasses all solution types, including fixed-rate, variable-rate and derivatives-based structures. His financing experience includes new money and refunding transactions for state and local governments, water and sewer systems, and economic development projects. Ryan also served as senior managing underwriter for a financing that was awarded the 2013 Southeast Region Deal of the Year by The Bond Buyer. In 2008, he completed the first traditional fixed-rate tax increment financing in North Carolina. Since joining Baird in 2009, Ryan has been lead banker on more than 50 senior and sole managed financings. He received a bachelor of science degree in business and finance from North Carolina State University.