Before I can speak intelligently about the services that might be appropriate for you and your family, I need to get to know you. And, before you can feel comfortable sharing your goals and dreams, you need to get to know me.

To further my education, I have achieved the following designations and certifications:

Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)
The Certified Financial Planner™(CFP®) certification is one of the most recognized financial planning marks in the world. CFP® certification identifies to the public those individuals who have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence when dealing with clients. The certification differs from an educational designation or state license in that it is based upon requirements that have been determined by extensive job analyses of actual practitioners in the field, and therefore, continue to evolve with the profession. The CFP® certification prepares the financial services professional for a career-long commitment to meeting the ever-changing financial needs of clients.

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)
The Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU® ) designation has long been recognized as the fundamental and foremost educational credential for life insurance professionals. Since 1927, more than 94,000 individuals have earned their CLU® , helping them build a successful life insurance practice by providing clients with knowledgeable and ethical advice. For financial representatives, field management, home office personnel, and others involved in providing life insurance products to the public, the CLU® designation symbolizes continuing growth and commitment to professionalism.

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
The Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC® ) designation focuses on the comprehensive financial planning process as an organized way to collect and analyze information on a client's total financial situation; to identify and establish specific financial goals; and to formulate, implement, and monitor a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals. The ChFC® program provides financial services professionals with in-depth knowledge of the skills needed to perform comprehensive financial planning for their clients.

Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®)
This is an advanced designation appropriate for individuals working in the retirement income planning field and for those with a general background in financial services.

Wealth Management Certified Professional WMCP®
The WMCP® delivers an advanced specialization in personal wealth management unlike any other professional credential available today. Moving beyond simple investment management, the WMCP® helps advisors transform modern investment theory into applied knowledge that brings a new level of value to client relationships. WMCP® is designed for advisors serving high-net-worth individuals who are seeking professionals with a true understanding of their unique needs and goals.

Deep knowledge. Goal-based. Wealth management redefined.

Associations and Memberships

  • NAIFA member - National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Northwestern University Alumni Association
Ryan Bradley Edlefsen

Ryan Bradley Edlefsen, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, WMCP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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