About Ron Rydell

Rydell Financial, LLC

From early on in 1978 when Ron was given an opportunity to represent a large midwestern publicly held life insurance company in a sell-side M@A transaction to his  involvement in working with substantial wealth management firms in the last few years, he has redefined his mantra as being involved in two distinct Financial disciplines, namely Investment Banking and Wealth Management. Rydell Financial, LLC  finds the two disciplines  very synergistic in that a successful M@A transaction can lead to a corresponding investment of the proceeds in the wealth management area.

Rydell Financial, LLC will work with only highly rated money managers with long time audited and “GIPS” compliant firms. Rydell will NOT be a shareholder of employee of any firm recommended or used in an engagement.

This introduction is meant to clarify that, unlike most RIA firms, Rydell Financial will work in both disciplines along with a highly collaborative process in concert with a distinguished “bench” meaning that our firm has solid collaborative, contingent relationships with other practitioners with world class credentials such as the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst designation and outstanding past performance, in both fields to provide an outstanding result.

We do NOT do fee based Financial planning, like our competitors..although we’re happy to comment and give ideas based on our past knowledge on an informal and non engaged basis….instead ..we provide insight and established expertise in just these two fields; although we’re licensed to do transactional work in areas like real estate, insurance and long term care upon request.

Ronald Rydell, CFP®


From his first summer sales job while a sophomore at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, to the present, Ron has distinguished himself as a comprehensive deal maker. For instance, while still a college student, he led the nation in Wear Ever Aluminum Sales. But that was just the beginning…

Following his graduation from Concordia College, Ron received advanced degrees from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Ron’s next move was to exponentially increase his capabilities  by receiving the Series 7, 79, 24, 65 and 63 designations from FINRA. He also received the Certified Financial Planner Designation (CFP) from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, where he also served on the adjunct faculty of that institution.

Currently a Registered Investment Advisor with the State of Minnesota, Ron is a Certified Financial Planner. He also holds a MN Real Estate Brokerage License in conjunction with Business Opportunity licensing requirements in the State of Minnesota.

Ron has a focused financial services practice of sell-side representation for privately held business that are looking for a full or partial liquidity event and combines this with a seasoned Wealth Managment practice using his relationship with money management firms with excellent long term track records and considerable reputations to optimize the closing of a transaction with a home for the owners closing proceeds. He targets two specific areas in addition to the transactions described….

  • the IRA market which includes roll overs from recently retired employees as well as tax advantaged Foundations with substantial assets.

In 1980, Ron was one of five people in the United States chosen to decentralize the American Can Company into financial services.

Ron continues to be at the forefront of adult education in the merger and acquisition business counting his membership in the:

  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Financial Planning Association (FPA)

Ron also serves his church as the Adult Forum co-head and memberships in various local and national fine arts organizations.

Throughout his life, Ron’s strong association with the Arts included being a contracted singer for ten years with the Minnesota Chorale, the official chorus of the Minnesota Orchestra. Ron is currently on the National Council of the Metropolitan Opera.

Contact Ron on his direct line at (952) 884-4141 for a confidential discussion of your current situation in reference to your financial objectives going forward.

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