Ryan Scott Lesser

Financial Representative


Ryan Lesser grew up in Charlottesville, VA and has always kept busy. He’s played just about every sport and spent his summers bouncing from camp to camp and when he was home he spent about 7 hours per day at Fairview Swim Club, keeping busy with swim team and tennis and playing with friends. His real passion athletically was soccer and he started playing as a Hot Shot at the age of 5. Ryan finished up his soccer career as an NCAA athlete, playing for Grove City College in Grove City, PA.


Starting in high school, Ryan kept busy with various jobs and would often hold several at a time, especially during the summers. He sealed driveways, worked in retail, mowed lawns and did yard-work, and could be hired for just about any manual labor venture if he could find the time. He also coached the Glenmore Swim Team during the summers, which was one of his favorite jobs he has ever had.


Beginning the summer before his senior year of college, his entrepreneurial spirit was thriving after a successful completion of a several thousand dollar landscaping project and he figured he would graduate from college and move back to Charlottesville to get his contractors’ license and build upon the handyman and driveway sealing services. Also in the back of his mind he had always entertained using his Business Marketing degree to help produce car commercials, which had always fascinated him. However, at a career fair he stumbled upon a financial planning internship with Northwestern Mutual and decided to give it a try; best case it would turn into a career and worst case he would take some transferable skills along with him to his next venture.


Over eight years later, Ryan is especially thankful that he went this route, as the Northwestern Mutual internship was the beginning of quite an exciting career. Ryan is a man of Faith, and believes that there is a reason and a purpose as to why he is here and why his practice is thriving. He is very passionate about helping clients dream big and create plans and actionable steps towards achieving their goals. Moreover he loves teaching and energizing clients about their future. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve others and is excited, now more than ever, about the impact he can make in people’s lives!


Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Brittany who he met at Grove City College, and his son Zachary. He enjoys cooking, travelling, reading, and anything to do with water – ocean, lake, boating, you name it. He is a runner and is always looking for new experiences, whether a physical challenge or a new place to visit or new food to taste. He also enjoyspublic speaking and looks forward to doing more of it.


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