Ryan D. Kelley 

Chief Operating Officer


Ryan began his career in 2003 as an Investment Analyst for the Newport Group, a leading retirement and investment advisory firm located in Heathrow, FL.  Ryan quickly progressed at Newport becoming the Director of Non Qualified Asset & Liability Management within three years.  As Director, he developed an industry leading asset & liability management system for corporations deferred compensation plans.  Ryan's role continued to expand at Newport where he ultimately became Vice President of Asset Management where he led several initiatives including trading, cashiering, operations, system development, and risk management.

Ryan earned his Bachelors of Science in Finance as well as his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. 

Ryan currently resides in the greater Orlando area with his wife and two children.  He is a principal of Atlas Financial Partners and participated with the team that brought Jurisprudent Deferral Solutions to the market.



Atlas Financial Partners LLC  |  2017 - Present

Principal & COO

  • Atlas is the parent company, overseeing all benefit and deferral solutions of the group.

JurisPrudent Deferral Solutions LLC  |  2017 - Present

Chief Operations Officer 

  • Responsible for operations, client service and systems for JPDS

newport Group  |  2003 - 2017

  • Managed over $30 billion of nonqualifed deferred compensation plan assets
  • Developed several systems and databases used in the administration of retirement plans
  • Led the risk management oversight of Newport's business