Ryan Mersman is Chief Financial Officer for Kaufman Hall. Ryan directs the firm’s overall financial and accounting practices, including financial planning and analysis, budgeting, cash management, investments, insurance and real estate affairs, audit coordination, taxes, and employee health and savings benefits.

Ryan has two decades of global experience in finance and financial planning and analysis. Throughout his career, he has focused on driving operational transformation through automation to achieve business goals.

Ryan previously was the Chief Financial Officer of Belvedere Trading LLC. Ryan spent the prior 17 years at Citadel where he was last the Director and Global Head of FP&A and Technology Procurement for Citadel and held various accounting and finance roles over the course of his tenure there. At Citadel, he led a team of 15, supporting overall expense management, core budget process, management reporting, and technology procurement which helped drive process flow changes through innovation and automation. Ryan also served as a Senior Auditor with Ernst & Young earlier in his career.

Ryan holds a B.S. in Accounting with a Finance concentration from Trinity Christian College and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.