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Peter W. Ryan

Vice Chairman
(646) 845-0711

Peter W. Ryan is a Vice Chairman of Wolfe Research, LLC and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He focuses on developing corporate relationships for the firm, with an emphasis on Capital Markets activities. Peter joined Wolfe Research at its inception in 2008 as Managing Director and Head of Institutional Services and was Wolfe’s President from 2010 – 2017. In these roles he built and oversaw the firm’s institutional sales and sales-trading teams, which grew to exceed thirty professionals during his tenure. Mr. Ryan was previously involved in the start–up and operation of two highly regarded independent research firms and helped each grow from inception to profitability during his tenure. From 2002 – 2006 he was a Partner at Empirical Research Partners LLC, where he played a leadership role in many aspects of the firm’s start–up and ongoing operating activities. He was active in establishing, maintaining and growing a number of the firm’s largest client relationships as well as in developing the sales force and marketing strategy. Subsequent to Empirical, Peter joined Strategas Research Partners during its formation. There, he was responsible for the recruitment, training and launch of that firm’s institutional sales force.


Peter began his career at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., where he spent nearly a decade as a senior institutional sales person and sales manager. He was a founding member of that firm’s then newly formed international team, and later became that team’s leader. While at Bernstein, he was active in sales training and was a member of the firm’s research recommendation review committee. Following Bernstein, Mr. Ryan also served in senior equity related roles at both Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns.


Peter earned an M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College. He resides with his wife, Susan, and their two children in Larchmont, New York.