Ryan PollardPartner, Director of Operations


As Director of Operations, Ryan focuses on the management and oversight of the daily operations of the firm.  These responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day activities of investment operations and human resources while coordinating operational efficiency across all departments of WMS Partners to ensure an enhanced client experience.  Ryan is a Partner of the firm and chair of its Management Committee.

Ryan joined WMS Partners in 2006 and has previously held the positions of Portfolio Accountant, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Funds Portfolio Manager and Director of Investment Operations at the firm.  He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Finance, from James Madison University.  Ryan also earned a Masters of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Management, from Loyola University Maryland.

What do you like best about being a part of the WMS Partners team?

There is always something new and interesting going on at WMS and I really enjoy having the opportunity to come to the office and meet new challenges on a daily basis.

What qualities do you possess that make you successful in your role?

My organizational skills and ability to see processes through from start to finish have been the real foundation of my success at WMS.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

One travel experience that comes to mind is zip lining through the rainforest canopy in Costa Rica. At one point, while waiting to make it to the next platform, a group of monkeys came swinging through and the befuddled look on their faces of “what are you doing here” makes me smile every time I think about it.