Ryan Gardner

Managing Partner and Head of Defined Contribution

As Managing Partner and Head of Defined Contribution, Ryan services institutional clients by providing fiduciary governance oversight, plan design analysis and implementation, fee disclosure review, vendor search and selection, and investment analysis. Ryan is a member of the firm’s Defined Contribution Business Council as well as Chair of the Defined Contribution Strategic Oversight Committee. Ryan helped to establish Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC in 2006, which combined with Fiducient Advisors in 2020.

Prior to co-founding the firm, he was with the PRIME Asset Consulting Group at UBS Financial Services Inc. Ryan is a member of the Pension Committee of the Women’s Tennis Benefit Association, which administers the pension plan for professional women tennis players. Ryan received his BSBA from the University of Hartford Barney School of Business, where he also served on the Board of Visitors. In his free time, Ryan enjoys traveling to Aruba with his family, ice hockey and working outside in the yard.