Dakota Live! Podcast

Clarity of Vision with Ryan Hicke, CEO of SEI

Episode 16: Ryan Hicke, CEO at SEI

Ryan Hicke, Chief Executive Officer of SEI joins us at Dakota Live! to share his journey from intern to the company's CEO. Throughout our conversation, Ryan shares the lessons he's learned from his nearly twenty-five years with SEI and how overcoming his insecurities took him to the highest levels of the company while remaining anchored in what's most important to SEI's culture.

SEI is a publicly traded financial services firm delivering technology and investment solutions that connect the financial services industry. As of December 31, 2022, SEI manages, advises, or administers approximately $1.2 trillion in assets including US$815 billion in assets under administration and US$399 billion in assets under management.

Join us as Ryan describes what characteristics SEI looks for in asset management partners and how to think about your business as it relates to your capital.

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Ryan Hicke


Ryan Hicke is Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the global business strategy and execution for the company across our three pillars of expertise: investments, operations, and technology. He also serves on our Board of Directors. 

Ryan’s 24-year career at SEI includes 11 years in asset management and 13 years in technology across various parts of our business, with his tenure evenly split between U.S. and global experience. Prior to being named CEO, Ryan was Chief Information Officer overseeing the information technology strategy and investment operations for the company. Ryan also previously served as head of our Technology Unit, as well as a Managing Director in our U.K. wealth management business.

Ryan holds a degree in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University. He also serves on the board of directors for the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.

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