Ryan Brown

Vice president,
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Fast Facts

  • Founded a web design company in high school that helped pay for his college education.
  • Has skydived over the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and bungee jumped into a rain forest.
  • Dream dinner party guests: Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

Ryan Brown is in his 10th year at Goldman Sachs, where he advises ultra-high-net-worth individuals such as founders of multibillion-dollar businesses and professional athletes.

“We have under-40 clients running successful unicorn businesses, and they’ve found it pretty nice to have an adviser who is a similar age,” said Mr. Brown, whose average client account size ranges from $10 million to $60 million.

Because advising, like most sports, requires a team, he equates his work to playing soccer locally in a men’s league in Santa Monica.

“There’s 11 people on a soccer field working together to achieve an objective,” said Mr. Brown, who started playing the sport when he was just 4 years old. “It’s no different than Goldman Sachs where, without my colleagues, it would be tough to support and ensure my clients’ happiness.”

In addition to being a Goldman Sachs partner on the senior team in Los Angeles with more than $2 billion in assets under management, Mr. Brown acts as a mentor through the U.S. Soccer Foundation.

“It’s wonderful to see children who are underserved using sports as an educational tool for life,” he said.

— Juliette Fairley


Hi! Glad you're here and we hope you like all the great work we do here at InvestmentNews. But what we do is expensive and is funded in part by our sponsors. So won't you show our sponsors a little love by whitelisting investmentnews.com? It'll help us continue to serve you.

Yes, show me how to whitelist investmentnews.com

Ad blocker detected. Please whitelist us or give premium a try.