Ryan Block is a senior vice president, relationship manager and investment committee member in Mesirow Financial’s Retirement Planning and Advisory group. He provides retirement plan consulting services for organizations as a partner to establish and maintain their fiduciary process. In this capacity, he designs and implements strategies to improve the plan participants’ utilization, participation and retirement plan experience. He is also frequently called upon to assist with educating participants on behalf of plan sponsors.

Ryan has more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2008, he was a financial analyst for JPMorgan Chase and a cash manager for Ygomi LLC.

Ryan is a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and he volunteers for the Ladder Up Tax Assistance Program and Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim’s (BJBE) Project Nourish.

Ryan earned a BS from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He also holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation.

Ryan comes from a family of educators and prides himself on being able to help people and educate 401(k) participants.