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Ryan Hodapp, CFA, CAIA

Ryan Hodapp, CFA, CAIA

Director, Investment & Advisory Sales

Ryan Hodapp is Director, Investment & Advisory Sales for Waddell & Reed, Inc., a wealth management firm located in Overland Park, KS.

In his role, Ryan serves as Waddell & Reed's primary advocate and objective expert in helping advisors associated with Waddell & Reed navigate the complex process of constructing portfolios designed to weather the uncertainty of the capital markets. In addition, he is responsible for leading the strategy, implementation and delivery of investment and advisory product sales support and mentoring for Waddell & Reed's Wealth Solutions Group.

With more than 20 years in the industry, Ryan began his career at A.G. Edwards & Sons in 1998. At both A.G. Edwards and Bank of America, he held positions as a manager research analyst. He then went on to take a role as a Senior Client Portfolio Manager for Columbia Threadneedle and prior to joining Waddell & Reed, Ryan worked in an Analyst Relations capacity for both Wells Fargo Asset Management and USAA Investments.

Ryan earned his BS in Finance from St. Louis University and an MS in Banking & Financial Services Management from Boston University. Ryan also earned the right to use the CFA and CAIA designations. He currently resides in Lee’s Summit, MO with his wife Amy and son Mason. Ryan is an avid comic book collector, video game enthusiast, and guitar player.