Ryan Larson is a seasoned wealth advisor and the founder and CEO of FirstLine Financial, LLC, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ryan embodies the qualities of a trustworthy leader and believes everyone deserves a chance to lead a life they can be proud of as they enter retirement. He credits his empathetic leadership approach to his experience as a firefighter, a career that gave him a sense of purpose and a lifelong passion for helping others mitigate risk.
In his new business memoir, Ladder to Leader: My Journey from Failure to Fire to Financial Freedom (Calling Card Books, May 2022), Ryan shares the true story of his evolution from a troubled youth to a successful founder and CEO—and the many life and business lessons he learned along the way.
Later, he discovered his passion for investing and financial education, becoming an expert in helping people protect their life savings from unnecessary risks and market fluctuations by creating tax efficiencies. In his practice at FirstLine Financial, he focuses on supporting retirees and transitioning boomers with all of their wealth management needs. Whether helping them grow assets for the future or preserving and reallocating them in retirement, he utilizes a unique combination of time-tested strategies for both securities and insurance offerings.
Ryan and his wife, Kate, co-founder of FirstLine Financial, live in Scottsdale, Arizona. Together, they enjoy the hustle of being business partners and raising their two children, Mia and Bryson. For more information, please visit https://firstlinefin.com/.
Episode 211 features Alex Mashinsky, Founder and CEO of Celsius Network.
Celsius Network has built the first digital wallet that earns interest on 30 crypto assets. The App serves as a wallet platform to deposit assets, earn Interest Income and take out 1% dollar loans from the top 14 Blockchains. The wallet enables a new set of financial services that charge no fees yet pay 80% of interest income revenues back to the depositors and the underserved global population. We launched the service and the CEL Token in April 2018 and since then have provided over $6B in loans and have over $600m in AUM (Assets Under Management).
EPISODE 209: Founder of OpportuniMe, Author of Purpose
Episode 209 features Miracle Olatunji, a public speaker, content creator, entrepreneur, nonfiction writer, and author of Purpose: How To Live and Lead With Impact. She is the founder of OpportuniMe, a mission-driven company that helps people and organizations to realize and reach their full potential.
Miracle Olatunji is a public speaker, content creator, entrepreneur, nonfiction writer, and author of Purpose: How To Live and Lead With Impact. She is the founder of OpportuniMe, a mission-driven company that helps people and organizations to realize and reach their full potential. She is also building Her Wallet Media, an inclusive and shame-free platform to help women build their net worth, network, and self-worth. Miracle attends Northeastern University where she’s pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Miracle has been honored as a “Young Futurist and Game-changer” by The Root Magazine, one of the “25 Under 25” by BostInno Magazine, and one of the “20 Under 40: Young Shapers of Business and Entrepreneurship’ by Britannica. Miracle is also the 2021 recipient of the Earl Nightingale Scholarship by the National Speakers Association Foundation. Her work has also been featured in Forbes, Technical.ly, The CEO Library, The Female Lead, and other publications.
Dennis Williams is the creator of the transformational finance application, CashMap. Having worked with a mortgage business, he saw firsthand how the financial system profits off of consumers’ financial ignorance- and he’s on a mission to change that. Now, Dennis helps people understand how banks use our money to make more money and how we can take advantage of that same methodology to create personal wealth through leveraged debt.