Ryan Kagels

Chief Financial Officer
Northeastern University, MBA
10+ years in specialty finance
Buffalo Bills fan

As Counsel Financial’s Chief Financial Officer, Ryan oversees all financial management and reporting for the company including investor relations, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, cash flow management and oversight of the accounting and risk management functions. Ryan has also been involved in deal structuring, diligence and negotiation with many of the company’s attorney clients.

With over 10 years of experience in specialty finance, he has been involved in the growth of the company since shortly after inception, previously working in various capacities, including as Vice President of Finance and Controller.

Ryan holds a dual-concentration MBA in Finance and Innovation Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Niagara University. He also has knowledge and experience in the quick-serve restaurant business, successfully franchising several restaurants in the Western New York region. In addition, Ryan serves as an advisor to many local start-up companies in the area.

Ryan lives in Clarence, NY with his wife and three daughters. He is very active in the community and is a recipient of the David Dichiara award for outstanding leadership and community involvement. Ryan enjoys fitness, is an avid golfer and does not miss a Buffalo Bills football game. He fuels his rigorous activities by consuming an inordinate amount of green tea and his favorite food, peanut butter.