Ryan Airola

Ryan Airola

CFP®, Partner
+1 312 364 8084
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Ryan Airola is the head of field sales, East region, for William Blair’s Advisor Solutions Group. From 2012 to 2017, he was the senior regional director for the group’s Upper Midwest territory, and from 2009 to 2012, he was the senior regional director for the group’s Southeast territory. Ryan joined William Blair in 2007 as a wholesaler in the mutual funds distribution group, focusing primarily on covering firms located on the West Coast. Before joining the firm, Ryan was a business development manager for BT Radianz, a managed-extranet service provider to asset managers globally. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for business development and client service across the Midwest and South regions for FactSet Research Systems, a financial software provider to asset managers, plan sponsors, and institutional consultants.  Ryan received a B.B.A. from the University of Iowa in 2000 and earned the CFP® designation in 2009.