Ryan joined Baird in January 2015 from RBC Capital Markets, where he worked for seven years. He has assisted in the completion of more than 400 special district transactions during his career. Ryan focuses on Texas special districts, including municipal utility districts, freshwater supply districts, levee improvement districts, municipal management districts, improvement districts and water authorities. He has provided municipal advisory services to several master-planned communities, including Devonshire, Harvest, Heartland, Paloma Creek, Pecan Square, Sienna, Springwoods Village, Trinity Falls, Union Park, Viridian, Woodcreek, and The Woodlands, along with San Jacinto River Authority and West Harris County Regional Water Authority. Ryan holds his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accounting from Texas Christian University and lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.