Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at Mile Marker Club
Ryan Parson is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Mile Marker Club. He is a renowned nationwide speaker and wealth strategist on alternative investing and portfolio management. Possessing more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services, insurance and real estate industries, Ryan works with clients to provide financing solutions for all types of real estate and alternative investments (those outside the world of traditional stocks and bonds).
Frustrated with traditional investments, Ryan realized there were very few options for investors when it came to private alternative deal flow, or even opportunities to diversify into other sectors, and began putting his own deals together. To share his offering with other like-minded, high net worth investors – his extended family – Ryan combined his experience as a teacher, speaker, and financial leader to create Mile Marker Club. Named for the mile markers or goals we can achieve only one at a time, the Club provides members with the education and tools to organize their wealth, access to desirable, off-market deals not available to the public, exposure to expert professionals who are well-versed in the space of alternative investments, and numerous advanced financial educational topics from top industry experts. He shows investors how to integrate alternative investments into a well-diversiﬁed portfolio. Mile Marker Club consistently creates attractive income sources and long-term capital growth for its investors.
Ryan’s unique expertise comes from his in-depth knowledge in both the traditional ﬁnancial services market and alternative investments, along with a rich history of activity in various sectors — real estate, healthcare, and green energy, among others. His clients receive personalized access to valuable insights, and the assets in which he specializes are structured to create a predictable outcome. These are well-suited to clients who wish to acquire alternatives as part of their personal portfolio, as part of their self-directed IRA, or other types of tax-qualified accounts.
Ryan is widely recognized throughout the financial services industry. He has undergraduate degrees in finance and insurance and received his MBA from Drake University. Ryan’s professional designations include ChFC, CLU, and CFP®. He speaks nationally on topics including private and institutional capital deployment techniques, investment analysis, portfolio management, and advance financial planning strategies. In 2019, Ryan topped Amazon’s best-seller list authoring Your Money CEO: Finding Financial Confidence in Today’s Chaos.