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Edward J. Ryan, Jr., EA

Edward J. Ryan, Jr., EA


Ed Ryan began his career at the property and casualty insurance company of Investors Insurance Group in 1979. He achieved the position of Vice President/Controller responsible for managing all of the company’s accounting operations. During that time he was an integral part of several private placements, the purchase and sale of related business entities, as well as the eventual sale of IIG.

After the sale of IIG, Ed established his own tax and accounting practice. In 1992, it evolved into Ryan Financial, providing Family Wealth Management and Tax Services to over 700 individuals and over 100 small businesses. There are three convenient office locations in Rutherford and Union, NJ and Middletown, NY.

Ed has been an Avantax Chapter Director since 2001. In 2004, he became a Field Trainer for the Avantax Financial Planning Institute (FPI). In 2005, Avantax appointed Ed a mentor to train advisors who are new to financial planning. Since 2010, Ed has been recognized as a top 75 advisor at Avantax. He is an Enrolled Agent, an Investment Advisor Representative, and holds series 6, 52, 62, 63 and 65 licenses as well as life, health, property and casualty and variable insurance licenses.

Ed resides in Rutherford, NJ along with his wife, Lisa. They are the proud parents of four grown children. Ed is very active in his community, serving as Trustee of the William Carlos William Center, a non-profit corporation of the Arts. He is also a member of the St. Mary Parish Finance Committee, St. Mary High School Alumni Board and the Rutherford Downtown Partnership. Ed has also been a Director of the New Jersey Society of Enrolled Agents since 2012.