Ryan Gardner

Managing Partner, Senior Consultant

Ryan has been serving defined contribution plan clients for more than 20 years, assisting plan fiduciaries with governance oversight and education, plan design analysis and implementation, fee benchmarking and analysis, vendor search and selection, and performance measurement. Ryan served on the firm’s Defined Contribution Business Council and is the 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 is also a member of the Palmetto Society for Human Resource Management in North Charleston, SC. 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 attending sporting events for his kids and spending time with his family at their home in Charleston, SC.

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