Ryan DeVore is the global head of Private Wealth Management, which serves high-net-worth individuals, families, entrepreneurs, business owners, foundations, and endowments by providing thoughtful and sophisticated wealth management solutions. He believes in a relentless focus on the client experience, firm stability, and culture, and has a proven record of financial advisor development and business expansion. He leads a business of 95 professionals and more than $30 billion in assets. In 2015, he established the firm’s wealth management footprint in the Boston market, and since then has further expanded PWM into Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco.
Ryan serves on William Blair’s executive committee, equity underwriting commitment committee, credit committee, community impact board, and global inclusion council.
Ryan has had extensive experience in financial advisory and business leadership roles. He joined William Blair after spending 16 years with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB) and its predecessor firms, where he served as the executive director and manager of the northern Colorado complex. In addition, he managed branches in Michigan, Colorado, and Illinois during his tenure with Morgan Stanley, and worked to make each market a client experience leader and financial performer.
Ryan has been an entrepreneur and business owner, serving as an executive and owner of two companies, along with numerous equity investments in privately owned companies. He is a trustee of the Naval War College Foundation, an executive board member of the Merit School of Music, a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Wilmette, and actively involved with other local charities.
Ryan earned a B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and lives in Wilmette, IL with his wife and three young children.