As a CPA and an expert in financial consulting and accounting, Gary Ryan is an integral member of the Potomac Mortgage Advisors team. With over 20 years of experience and a vast network of professional business connections, he advises the company on planning, financial management, market analysis, best practices, and improved client experience.
Gary has a proven track record as successful advisor, business manager, recruiter, marketing leader, and top sales performer. He is adept at listening to clients and finding the best solutions for them. A quick study with a positive attitude, Gary sets high expectations for himself and is committed to serving clients with respect and integrity.
He began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Washington DC as a Senior Advisor specializing in financial services with clients including FHA, GNMA, HUD, Sallie Mae, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and FDIC. He then served as Controller for CRIIMI MAE, a mortgage REIT which owned bonds backed by mortgages on commercial real estate, or commercial mortgage-backed securities, where he oversaw financial operations and compliance, including SEC Reporting.
He has also previously served as a Director for SolomonEdwards, a national advisory firm, with emphasis focused on navigating the changing regulatory environment, combining banking expertise and customized solutions to help banking clients to focus on their customers, shareholders, business growth, and compliance (CFPB, HUD, IFRS, GAAP, Other Regulations & Agency and Other Counter Party Requirements).
Putting his financial acumen to work for good causes is a passion for Gary. He has been instrumental in raising funds for the Wings of Hope Melanoma Foundation, the Metro DC JMU Duke Club, and Dominion High School ATLAS. Gary graduated from James Madison University with a BBA in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.