Ryan has over 25 years’ experience in mezzanine, leveraged lending and commercial banking. Prior to joining NorthCoast (formerly Spell Capital Mezzanine) in January of 2020, he co-founded Exmarq Capital Partners in 2011. Exmarq provided mezzanine debt and equity co-investments for sponsored leveraged buyouts. Ryan will continue to manage the realization of the Exmarq portfolio as he invests in new transactions through NorthCoast.
Prior to Exmarq, Ryan was most recently Senior Vice President and Team Leader at BMO Harris Bank (formerly M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank). Ryan joined M&I in 2007 following the acquisition of Excel Bank Minnesota. He began his career with Marquette Capital Bank, NA in the early 1990’s. Ryan received both his BS and MBA in Finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.