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Ryan Smeltzer

“I want clients I serve to walk away from meetings having been encouraged, strengthened, and determined to strive forward both financially and personally.”

Ryan is a member of Highland’s research and family wealth teams. Ryan has a degree in Economics from Baylor University and enjoys the process and journey of problem solving with a team as much, or possibly, more than, the result.

“It is a joy to work with intelligent and passionate individuals who strive to be excellent in our field, work as a team, and put our clients first.”

As a native Texan, Ryan loves sports-- especially football, and he and his wife have a shared goal of visiting all of our country’s national parks. To date, his favorite is Yosemite National Park. In two days, Ryan and his college roommates hiked over 25 miles.

Ryan, Molly, and their golden retriever, Maggie, are quickly acclimating to Northeast Ohio, as they enjoy walks through the Metroparks (and the national park right here in Cleveland) and playing sports at the beach.


  • With Highland since 2022


  • BBA, Baylor University

Membership / Association

  • CFA Candidate