Ryan M. Franks, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU

Ryan M. Franks, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU

Investment Adviser Representative

Ryan’s passion for financial planning began with a question: Why do some people achieve financial security, while others struggle to maintain their quality of life? What choices and actions make the difference? Ryan graduated in 2002 from Susquehanna University with his Bachelor of Science in Business Finance and immediately put his knowledge to work, creating financial plans for his family and friends. Recommendations from satisfied clients soon provided Ryan the opportunity to work with many different individuals, professionals, and businesses throughout the United States, giving him great satisfaction in being a relevant and trusted resource for his clients’ financial needs.

Since creating those initial financial plans, Ryan’s financial career continues to be based on the principle and practice of cultivating client relationships for the long term. Understanding that clients’ needs evolve over a lifetime, Ryan has built adaptability and sustainability into a comprehensive personal financial services practice. As co-owner and founding partner of DSF Wealth Management Group, LLC, Ryan has built a team of financial and support professionals who share in his belief of educating people to make well-informed financial decisions.

Keeping pace with clients’ needs and the changing field of finance, Ryan is continuously learning; he has added the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM (CFP®) Designation to his credentials, and the Chartered Financial Consultant TM (ChFC®) Designation. He is now pursuing his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Designation and anticipates receiving that designation within the next year. For Ryan, outstanding financial service means providing clients with pertinent and timely information, empowering them to make informed decisions for their personal financial plans.

Enabling others to have a better tomorrow continues to be Ryan’s motivation as he meets new people and learns their individual needs and dreams. His goal, always, is to educate them to plan and act today to work toward achieving their better tomorrow.

Outside of work, Ryan and his wife, Valerie, maintain a busy household in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Their children, Dante (8) and Ella (6), attend elementary school and are involved in multiple sports throughout the year. Ryan coaches Dante’s baseball team, volunteers as den leader for Dante’s Cub Scout pack, and cheers Ella on at her gymnastics practices. Valerie and Ryan regularly attend the South Hills Bible Chapel, where Valerie recently completed volunteering as the chairperson for the Mothers of Preschoolers fellowship program.

An avid competitive golfer, Ryan qualified and competed in the prestigious 102nd United States Amateur Championship in 2002, held at the South Course of Oakland Hills, Michigan. Ryan recently joined as a member of Valley Brook Country Club and won both the medal and match play championships in 2016. He also enjoys hunting and working out at the gym with friend and fellow financial adviser, Kyle Kyper, in the winter months.

Phone 412-564-5526 x 6003
Fax 412-564-5531
Mobile Phone 412-496-4918