I met Ryan whilst operating as a senior infrastructure and technical architect. Ryan's ability to convert technical requirements into deliverable for management, all stakeholders was outstanding. He has a way of working with individuals that ensures everyone is left at ease and in no doubt as to what the current state, next steps are, through very effective communication. I would say Ryan's greatest strength is his ability to communicate and work with all the layers of an organisation. I witnessed him working in a very political environment with ease and professionalism that allowed for delivery over difficult and technical objectives. What was very clear when working with Ryan was his knowledge and understanding of Financial Services. Ryan's ability to deliver in the financial sector is second to none and I would encourage any client requiring help for any of their objectives within financial services to get in contact with him. Ryan always goes the extra mile for clients and was often the last to leave the office and found to be working into the weekend if required. I have never met anyone who is as hardworking for clients as Ryan is.
James Mutch, Senior Digital Technical Architect - Department of Working Pensions
Ryan led the change of ACD process amongst a host of other projects whilst working together at Brown Shipley. It's fair to say that, in the course of the process, Ryan achieved expert status in the world of ACD providers and has retained this status ever since. It's hard to think of anyone else within the industry with the same level of 'whole of market' experience and knowledge available. Combining passion, expertise, client service and a 'can do' attitude, if you're considering a review or change of ACD, an exploratory chat with Ryan should be considered industry best practice.
Kevin Doran, Managing Director - AJ Bell
I would be happy to recommend Ryan to any organisation that was looking for strategy, support, hands on and best practice requirements for their business, he has a great can do attitude.
Mike Chambers, Senior Manager - Sustainable Finance and Climate Risk - Ernst & Young (EY)
I worked with Ryan for a number of years in various capacities. Ryan works and communicates effectively with people at all levels in order to deliver what is required successfully. Ryan is adaptable and adjusts his style of working accordingly to the circumstances and audience.
His interpersonal and communication skills are exemplary. Ryan always puts the client first and doesn’t compromise on quality or service to the client Ryan has worked with a number of CEO's / MD's and COO's closely which is built on trust and ability to deliver whether it's strategic or implementation, It's getting the job done. This is testament of the quality of the work and ability Ryan brings to any organisation , within the financial services
Andrew Wright, Head of Fraud - Barclays
I had the pleasure of working with Ryan as we were both Independent Non Executive Directors at the Manchester Football Association. Ryan demonstrated many qualities that businesses would value.
He has a rounded and knowledgeable understanding of business and was particularly impressive around the Balanced Business Scorecard areas of Risk, Financials, Operations and People, which complemented his in depth knowledge of grassroots and semi professional football. Not afraid to question and challenge to get underneath issues, but equally supportive both around the Board table and asa mentor to the CEO and other senior leaders.
Chris Brindley MBE, Award winning Executive and Non Executive Director
Ryan's knowledge and connectivity is exceptional in his chosen field. We were particularly pleased with his no nonsense, honest approach which worked well with our own values and client focus. I would be pleased to recommend Lloyd Expert Consultancy to new clients.
Andrew Thompson, CEO Business Owner - Geared Beta Ltd
Ryan advised JLT Investment Solutions on the development of a new fund suite. He was thorough in understanding our needs and at every stage of the process his support and output was meticulous, well considered and top quality.
It makes such a big difference to work with advisers who are at the top of their game
Mark McNulty, Managing Director - JLT Group
Ryan is among the best financial services executives I've known. He delivers the perfect balance between customer service and customer leadership, taking people where they need to be taken in such a way that is satisfying.
George Kondrach, President & CEO - RXPD Inc.
I had the pleasure of working with Ryan on the launch of the Brown Shipley’s mobile banking app. As well as his Financial Services experience, he brought with him a thorough understanding of the CRM that was required for this project’s technical integration. I was most impressed with his ability to translate senior management’s project needs to stakeholders across the business. By engaging everyone from front office staff, IT, compliance and operations, he was able to get the buy in required to deliver a mobile app that integrated seamlessly with business processes and provided a flawless customer experience.
Xander Munro, Head of Marketing - Cloud Technology Solutions
I met Ryan in a professional capacity whilst working on an Irish based project that Ryan was managing on behalf of the firm. I found Ryan to be an excellent communicator. Ryan took time collectively across all team members in Ireland to ensure progress was being made, ensuring the team understood the position of the Irish project. In addition to this Ryan took time out individually with each member of the team to ensure the needs and demands of both the project and individuals were being met. Ryan always ensured feedback was being actioned to the benefit of the objectives. It was a pleasure to work with Ryan and his input led to a very positive result for the project and the team in Ireland.
Sinead Brennan, Assistant Vice President - Compliance at Citi
I have worked with Ryan for several years, I can say that he exhibits all the qualities needed in a Business Leader and professional. He is able to understand what the business is asking for in a requirement even when they cannot express it adequately themselves. He asks insightful questions that help quantify the business need and solidify the criteria for a successful solution. Ryan keeps the company's best interests at the forefront while simultaneously championing what is right for the customer. He is an asset to any team on which he works, and I would gladly work with him again.
Martin Sykes Jones, Head of EMEA & APAC Revenue Control - BNY Mellon
I immediately became an admirer of Ryan’s significant expertise at his job because of his in-depth knowledge and skills. He has always done an excellent job of keeping himself updated about current developments both within his work in the financial services and that of the training and development. The quality of work Ryan produces far exceeds expectations for accuracy and thoroughness and he displays a strong dedication and commitment to excellence. Ryan has always worked hard to improve quality in his own work. He consistently and carefully monitors his work to ensure its quality.
Ray Olivier, Referee Strategy Manager - Japan FA
Ryan did a fantastic job doing a thorough whole of market ACD search for us. He has a deep and detailed grasp of the considerations and is a tough negotiator to have in your corner.
Charlie Parker, Head of Portfolio Management - Sanlam UK
I have worked with and known Ryan for a number of years and have been impressed by his enthusiasm and can do attitude towards business in financial services.
He has a drive and passion for delivery that is of a very high standard and with an eye for detail. Ryan is energetic and professional when working with third party suppliers that ensure the best result is achieved all round. He communicates and articulates the message in a way that everyone can understand, leaving the client with no doubt as to what the message is.
Thomas Rahman, Corporate Asset Ratings at Moody's Investors Service
Having worked with Ryan for a number of years and seeing first hand how he works and performs I can honestly say Ryan performs to a high standard in everything that he does. This is evident still today after he has left the firm. Ryan did a large project on the operational and running of the Brown Shipley fund management team which are utilised today effectively. I would highly recommend Ryan in the assistance, setting up and operationally running funds which includes what is right for the client and selecting the best ACD.
Alex Brandreth, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) - Luna Investment Management
I have known Ryan both as a colleague and friend for 10 years. Ryan is a knowledgeable, trustworthy and reliable friend. I would recommend him for any senior management role that requires dedication, excellent project and team management together with a good investment management and financial services background.
Jim Caulkett, Vice President - BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
Ryan is a consummate professional in everything that he does. He is focused, gets the job done to a high standard and is always helpful to others. A great person to have on board particularly in difficult times.
Peter Roberts, Senior Training Manager - PGMOL
After working with Ryan Johnson on various projects over the years I am very happy to endorse his services.
Charles Fotheringham, Client Relationship Director - Brown Shipley
Ryan took over management of a project that was basically going no-where; he turned the project around in a matter of days, fully engaging everyone that needed to be involved with the project. His enthusiasm and energy was relentless. The project was a total success and he inspired so many people within my team, giving them confidence and support in every aspect. Ryan definitely has a ‘can do’ attitude and it was an absolute pleasure working with him.
Wendy McCarthy, Operations Manager - Brown Shipley
Ryan has always delivered exemplary results. Positive, assertive and enthusiastic Ryan is a pleasure to work with and would be an asset to any organisation.
Gareth Louth, Head Coach - Stealth BJJ
I have known Ryan a good few years now and have always found him to very "switched on" in the world of finance. He is pleasant, knowledgeable and good company. He would be the "go to" guy for me for financial advice.
Howard Hunter, Managing Director - Coultons Bread Ltd
Ryan is a very conscientious and energetic person who gets involved in a task and tenaciously sees it through to its conclusion. He is knowledgeable and skilled in what he delivers and gives a great value plus a good deal of added value.
Mike Smith, Client Director - Brown Shipley