The Colony Group Names New President of Wealth Management


Sheila Ryan has been promoted to the role of president of Colony Wealth Management, one of Focus Financial Partners' largest affiliates, The Colony Group. 

In her new position, Ryan will oversee the daily operations of the Boston-based RIA's approximately 150 advisors, a number expected to increase to around 175. Ryan officially assumed her new role on January 1, 2024, and is gradually transitioning into the position as Stephen Sadler, Colony's co-founder and managing director, shifts towards retirement. 

Ryan has approximately 15 years of experience in the wealth management industry and previously served as Colony’s managing director of wealth management strategy. Before her current role at The Colony Group, Ryan had worked as an equity research analyst, director of operations, and consultant at the firm, and also gained experience at Charles Schwab and Loring Ward.

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Written By: John Washington, Data Research Analyst

John Washington is the Data Research Analyst at Dakota.


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