Christopher S. Ryan | CFA, CEO, Investment Advisor

chris ryan CFA, CEO, Financial Advisor ryan investmentsChris founded Ryan Investments in 2001 and is responsible for creating iFolios®, an active allocation and trend-following strategy used by the firm to manage client portfolios. He splits his responsibilities between CEO and Investment Advisor, and is a member of the Investment Committee. His previous experience includes 4 years as Sr. Portfolio Manager with NationsBank Private Client Group (Dallas), 5 years as Sr. Vice President with Merrill Lynch (Boulder/Aspen), and 4 years with Ernst & Young as a Senior Valuation Analyst (Denver/Dallas).

Chris earned his B.S. in Finance and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and holds designations including CPA (Certified Public Accountant – Colorado) and CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). He currently serves on the Executive Committee of Aspen Public Radio, has served on the Pitkin County Financial Advisory Board, and is a current member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Colorado.

Travis Van Domelen | CFP, Portfolio Manager

Travis Van Domelen

Travis came to Ryan Investments in 2019 as Portfolio Manager. Travis’ primary duties include daily monitoring of portfolio positions versus the firm’s iFolios model allocations, observing market trends in relation to our proprietary trading signal, and executing trades as necessary. Travis brings two years of portfolio management experience from his position at First Western Trust Bank in Aspen.

Travis is a rare Aspen native and loves his hometown. He earned his B.S. in Finance from Montana State University and holds his CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation. To balance out his bio, he’s a member of the Aspen ski-gang, The Freaks, which is appropriate if you’ve ever seen his big-air skiing.


Casey Livingston | Account Manager

Casey LivingstonCasey Livingston joined Ryan Investments in 2019 and serves as Account Manager, assisting the firm as liaison to the firm’s custodian, Charles Schwab. She is responsible for opening and maintaining portfolio accounts, reconciling and reporting, and provides support to Investment Advisors and Portfolio Managers. She has expertise in Black Diamond and Junxure. She oversees the firm’s compliance and continuously monitors SEC rules. Her previous experience includes 3 years as a Medical Editor in Philadelphia, 5 years as an MRI and Surgery Scheduler at Aspen Orthopedics, and she is a longtime freelance print editor.

Casey earned a B.A. in English from Villanova University. She serves on the board of the Basalt Education Foundation. Casey keeps busy with her young family, and she enjoys skiing, reading, fly fishing, travel, and bee keeping.


Emma de Francisco | Account Manager

Emma de Francisco joined Ryan Investments in 2022 serving as Account Manager. Emma shares this role with Casey serving as the person of contact for all new and existing clients and the liaison to Charles Schwab, the firm’s custodian. Emma brings to Ryan Investments a multi-dimensional skillset in accounting, client services, and business management.

Emma graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. After gaining experience throughout different industries in Aspen, Washington D.C. and Australia, Emma’s core focus has been in accounting and business operations roles. Emma enjoys hiking, travelling, great food and spending time with her family.


Travis, Casey, Emma, and Chris| Hosting the Open House

Chris | Welcoming Guests at the Open House