About Me

Ryan Kelly, CEO

Newport Beach, CA

Ryan Kelly, CEO of Spectrum Asset Management, Inc., has worked with the firm since 1990. Ryan works with clients to align their wealth with their vision, values and goals. His responsibilities include developing new client relationships, investment counseling, portfolio management and wealth management.   

Ryan transitioned Spectrum from a pure portfolio management firm in the late 90’s to a wealth management firm. In 1999, he incorporated Values Based Financial Planning created by Bill Bachrach into the firm. In 2005, he incorporated some of the key ideas of Dan Sullivan, including R-Factor and D.O.S. and in 2007 he became trained in the use of Macro Strategic Planning.  He has developed additional tools used firm wide to deliver Total Balance Sheet Wealth Management to Spectrum clients.  

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990. While at UCSB, he served as president of his fraternity. He has served on numerous boards in a fiduciary capacity, often filling the role of Chairman. Currently, he chairs the Investment Committee for Coastline Community College Foundation.

He serves on the national Charles Schwab Advisory Board.  The Board is a group of the senior leadership of 25 Advisory firms of all different sizes located throughout the country. The group visits in person with Schwab’s most senior leadership a few times a year to provide perspective, collaborate and understand leading industry trends.

He has taught investment courses at local community colleges, and has been a presenter on fundraising and investments to various non-profit groups, including the Network of California Community College Foundations (NCCCF). Ryan has had several articles published on fundraising and investments in national publications.

For fun he surfs, works out, reads, paints, and enjoys times with his family.  Ryan grew up in and lives with his wife and children in Newport Beach, CA.

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