Ryan Thomason serves as the Associate Portfolio Manager for Optivest. He assists in conducting investment research, external manager selection, and account management of client portfolios, specializing in portfolio construction and trading.
Prior to joining Optivest in 2020, Ryan was an Associate Portfolio Manager at City National Rochdale in Los Angeles where he assisted in managing over $2 billion in various asset classes on behalf of high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and trusts.
Ryan obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with a minor in Sports Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a CFA Level III Candidate. Outside the office, Ryan enjoys surfing, hiking, cooking, and spending time with his wife, family, and friends.