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Ryan Antkowiak, CFP®

Ryan Antkowiak, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Professional Background

Ryan recently joined the Brennan Jandric Group and has been with Baird for 15 years. He has worked in a multitude of roles and brings a very broad, versatile skillset to the team. His main areas of focus are advanced planning topics such as tax planning, estate planning and retirement planning.


Ryan graduated from Marquette University in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Marketing. Ryan earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Certification in 2009. In 2016, he became a member of the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota (FPA-MN), an organization of over 700 professionals, where he served as President in 2021. Ryan is also an educator in that he teaches a Social Security class, Medicare class and Financial Literacy and Investing Class in multiple channels locally.

Team Role

Ryan's role is by design consultative. His goal is to provide impactful planning advice to clients so they can live a meaningful life and leave a purposeful legacy. As a CFP®, Ryan is trained to help people identify their goals and uncover their risks. His planning process is experiential, delivered in a live setting where clients contribute ideas and help build out the plan that is most reflective of their values. From there, together they will stress-test the ideal plan to validate whether they are on track. If they are not quite on track, then Ryan will help them identify what are reasonable paths forward keeping their values in mind.

Community and Family

Ryan is active in a number of organizations, including serving as Board Chair for the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota, as a member of the finance committee for the Hennepin Healthcare Foundation, the jobs committee for Cristo Rey - Twins Cities and as a volunteer coach for his kids’ various sports.

Ryan lives in Edina, MN with his wife Erin, two sons Ezra and Ames, and dogs Rizzo and Rocky. In his free time, he enjoys running with Rizzo and his running group, hosting a baseball podcast, coaching his kids' sports, public speaking and composing music. Ryan loves all sports, but his heart will forever belong to the Chicago Cubs.