Ryan Watson


Chief Executive Officer

Arts/Commerce – Deakin  University 2003

Graduate  Diploma of  Financial  Planning – Finsia 2005

Association of Financial Advisers Rising Star Finalist 2008 and 2009

Partaking in the AFA Genxt Mentor Program (Mentor)

Ryan has always demonstrated a strong work ethic and a commitment to bettering himself. From taking on a paper round from age 11, to working at McDonalds from age 15 and then onto an assortment of jobs to pay his way through university. This work ethic, coupled with the right education stood him in good stead for when he enter into the financial services workforce – just 7 days after his last University exam.

Ryan’s passion for financial planning came from a desire to assist others in creating wealth for themselves.

Ryan began his financial services career at Mercer, working in their superannuation master trust. He then graduated to an Associate Advisory role at OAMPS, which quickly lead him becoming a Financial Adviser in his own right. Whilst he found this role rewarding, he knew that he wanted something more, the challenge and rewards of self – employment.

In 2007, Ryan opened his first financial planning firm. This led to three successful business partnerships with business turnover in excess of $ 2,000,000. However, as Ryan learnt, most business partnerships have an expiry date.

In December 2010 Ryan founded Tribeca Financial. It allowed the opportunity to implement his leanings and ideas from his previous business relationships. Today, Ryan and the young and dynamic team at Tribeca Financial maintain a dedicated and constant focus on personal client advice. Ryan has now moved into the full-time role of Chief Executive Officer at Tribeca Financial and is enjoying the challenge of mentoring a young and enthusiastic advice team.

Ryan is extremely passionate about the financial planning industry and bringing young people into it. This is directly reflected in his desire to employ, develop and mentor other financial planning professionals.