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“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

– Warren Buffet

Ryan P. Drake, CFP®, ChFC®, CRPC®

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

– Warren Buffet

About

Ryan P. Drake is the CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Commonwealth Retirement Advisors. Before forming CRA in 2012, Ryan served as an independent financial planner with Lincoln Financial Advisors, where he was a member of the firm’s Chairman’s Council.

As Commonwealth’s Chief Investment Officer, Ryan is dedicated to staying ahead of financial market trends and chairs the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. He prioritizes keeping up with the evolving landscape of tax regulations, Medicare, Social Security, and various issues that older Americans face. Clients value Ryan’s straightforward approach and his ability to demystify complex financial information, ensuring they feel confident and informed about their retirement plans.

Education

  • BBA, Finance Concentration – James Madison University

Experience

  • 23 years

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional
  • Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠

Personal

Ryan is married to Ellen, and they have a daughter, Willa. Their family also includes two beloved dogs, Skip and Bingo. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, diving into a good book, snowboarding, boating on the Chesapeake Bay, and supporting his favorite English Premier League soccer team.

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