The founder and owner of Praetorian Advisors, Lawrence Ryan, is ideally suited to match worthy entrepreneurs with forward-looking investors. Ryan’s distinguished career in financial services has been characterized by an innovative spirit, extensive experience in the global marketplace, an industry-wide reputation for integrity and an unerring ability to put the right people together with the right projects. And throughout his career, both his peers and his clients have recognized his reputation for honesty, ingenuity and genuine commitment to his clients.
Even before founding Praetorian Advisors, his successful tenure with UBS Securities demonstrated these talents. As the global head of Commodities Exchange Traded Derivatives, Ryan created a worldwide commodity business and specialist sales force de novo – an entirely new and innovative endeavor for the firm. In less than two years Ryan generated over $20 million in annual revenue, encompassing the energy, agricultural and metals markets, introducing a new commodities-based clientele to the firm as well as strengthening on-going financial-based relationships through an extensive marketing program.
In 2001, as a board member of the Futures Industry Association, he was asked to chair the Futures and Options Expo—the largest industry conference of its kind. Ryan’s leading role in this event demonstrates the high regard those in the industry have for him and their confidence in his ability to produce results.
With strong professional ties to several of the most prestigious investment companies in the world – including Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, an extensive understanding of world markets in a wide range of industries and, perhaps even more significantly, an unimpeachable reputation, Lawrence Ryan is bringing a new level of competence and fair dealing to entrepreneurial investments.