Melissa Ryan

Melissa Ryan is a Principal and the Director of Financial Planning at Aspyre Wealth Partners®. A dedicated professional, she is responsible for leading the financial planning associates and supporting the wealth management team. This includes working with clients to complete financial analyses and scenarios, preparing material for client meetings and coordinating with clients to complete actions to help them achieve their goals.

After starting her career as a Financial Planning Associate at Aspyre, Melissa deviated briefly to become a high school business teacher. While teaching financial literacy, she also established a personal finance curriculum that become a required course for graduation. Personal finance in schools continues to be an important cause she supports, as do the rest of her Aspyre team. Melissa soon returned to Aspyre and was promoted to director, capitalizing on her process development, training and collaboration skill set.


  • BS in Family Studies and Human Services, with an emphasis in personal financial planning and minor in business administration, Kansas State University


  • Personal Financial Planning Graduate Certificate


  • Financial Planning Client Services
  • Process Development
  • Training

More About Melissa Ryan

The most satisfying aspect of her job is helping people be successful. Whether it is a client, fellow team mate or an intern, seeing a person develop new skills and grow in confidence sparks Melissa’s joy.

Melissa is enjoying her life by spending quality time with family, playing card games with friends, and indulging in the pleasures of reading and exploring new destinations. Speaking of travel, her bucket list includes a stay in an overwater bungalow.


“She quietly expected great things to happen to her, and no doubt that’s one of the reasons why they did.” — Zelda Fitzgerald