Ryan Klemm

Assistant Financial Planner

Klemm_9696Ryan Klemm joins Yeske Buie as an Assistant Financial Planner after earning an honors B.S. in Finance, cum laude, in Virginia Tech’s CFP® Certification Education Track. Ryan was an active member of Virginia Tech’s FPA® student chapter, where his interest in the financial planning profession was fostered. He spent his final two collegiate summers in financial planning internships, first as a Wealth Management intern at Merrill Lynch in Washington, D.C. and then as a Financial Planning intern with Pegasus Financial in Chantilly, VA. He used both of these opportunities to deepen his understanding of the profession in preparation for his career.

Ryan is a member of the Financial Planning Association® and the NexGen Community in the Washington DC region. He has served on the Career Day committee for FPA’s National Capital Area chapter as well as on the NexGen Retreat committee. Ryan is also a graduate of the 2017 FPA Residency Program.

Outside of the office Ryan enjoys exploring the seemingly endless knowledge that books and research can provide as well as the pleasures of an active lifestyle. In his additional free time, Ryan enjoys time spent with his family and friends.

Client Focus: Ryan approaches his work with Clients by viewing himself as a financial guide. He focuses on using explorative questions to understand what matters to a Client and helps to create policies that allow them to achieve their goals.

Current Update: Ryan recently spent two weeks out in our San Francisco office where he got a glimpse of what life will be like in August when he makes his transition to the west coast. He made use of his time in the city and explored many of the different districts in an attempt to determine where he’d like to live. Ryan also participated in Money Quotient’s “Fundamentals of Financial Life Planning” course where he gained an advanced education on how to navigate the Money Quotient tools we use with Clients.

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson