As a former banker and the son of an accountant, Michael Ryan learned the importance of detail and precision when working with numbers early in life. But when Mr. Ryan founded Innovative Financing Solutions (IFS), he learned business success went beyond understanding the numbers. It was about helping people and their businesses through difficult and challenging times. He realized he could use his knowledge and skills to help small business owners attain funding to invigorate their businesses. These businesses could then create the jobs necessary to support the livelihood of their employees and families and strengthen the communities they serve. Today, IFS is a leading SBA and USDA Lender Service Provider to community banks and credit unions.
Mr. Ryan holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Finance from St. Joseph’s University. Before founding IFS, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of a Philadelphia-based community bank. He possesses over 30 years of commercial and government-guaranteed lending experience.
His experience as a commercial lender includes financing small to middle-market commercial and industrial and commercial real estate loan transactions spanning a vast array of industries and loan types.