L. Ryan Brinson, AIF®

Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor


1550 Timothy Road, Suite 102
Athens, GA 30606

Direct: 706.208.1166 ext. 102
Office: 706.208.1166

Fax: 706.208.1232

L. Ryan Brinson, AIF®

Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor

In his role as an Investment Advisor at FinTrust, Ryan focuses on actively listening to his clients and their unique needs. Instead of unsolicited sales tactics, he educates clients and helps them potentially maximize both income and protection, while minimizing lifetime taxes.

Over two decades ago, Ryan started his career as a financial advisor and branch manager for Ashford Advisors where he consulted with successful professionals, business owners, and families. During his tenure at Ashford, Ryan was a three-time winner of the Eagle award. This award is based on a multitude of criteria which recognizes an associate’s exemplary service to his clientele, as well as his professional development and growth.

Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family including his wife, Kate, and children, James and Emory. He is an Athens native and is extremely active in the community.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia
  • FINRA Licenses: Series 6, 7, 63, and 65
  • Insurance Licenses: Life, Variable Products, Property, Accident and Sickness, and Casualty


  • Rotary Club of Athens
  • Finance Chair-Classic Center Authority Board of Directors
  • Mercy Health Center Advisory Board
  • Former member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Former president of the Young Professionals Network of Athens
  • Chairman of the Government Relations Committee
  • Active in the United Way of Northeast Georgia
  • Founding member of the North Georgia Jaycees in Athens, GA
  • In September 2008 Ryan was voted a “Top-30” Up and Coming Athens Entrepreneur, compliments of The Athens Banner Herald.