Ryan oversees all aspects of minerals management and advisory services.  Originally from Midland, Texas, he has many years of experience in the oil and gas industry as a landman and as a royalty and working interest owner.

Prior to joining 5 M’s, Ryan was Head of Oil & Gas Advisory at Bessemer Trust.  He was in charge of managing mineral, royalty and non-operated working interests for wealthy clients with interests in over 2,300 wells located across 17 states.  In previous experience, Ryan provided land management, acquisition and divestiture services in aggregate of over $1 billion for independent and major exploration and production companies such as: ChevronTexaco, Pioneer Natural Resources, Noble Energy Inc., BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P., and Petrohawk Energy Corporation.  Ryan is using his deep knowledge and experience in the oil & gas industry to help mineral owners maximize the return on investment from their mineral assets.

Ryan earned a B.A. degree in Energy Commerce and Petroleum Land Management with Honors from Texas Tech University.  He then earned a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Law Studies in Oil & Gas Law and Energy Law from University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Ryan is an active Certified Professional Landman.  He is a member of National Association of Royalty Owners, American Association of Professional Landmen, Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen, Fort Worth Association of Petroleum Landmen, ADAM Energy Forum, and Petroleum Engineers Club of Dallas. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the John W. Nick Male Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ryan lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Michelle and their daughter Hayley.  They enjoy living a healthy active lifestyle, spending time with family and friends and putting God first in their lives.