Ryan Thomason serves as the Associate Portfolio Manager for Optivest. He leads manager due diligence and investment strategy and research at the firm, manages day-to-day investments, and is a member of the investment committee.
Prior to joining Optivest in 2020, Ryan co-managed over $2 billion in various asset classes on behalf of high-net-worth individuals at City National Rochdale in Los Angeles.
Ryan obtained his bachelor’s degree in business economics with a minor in sports management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a CFA Level III candidate.
Outside the office, Ryan enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and running. He ran his first marathon in 2018 and hopes to run another one soon. He and his wife have a Wheaten Terrier named Leo.