Mr. Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and beyond. Ryan Mack graduated from the University of Michigan Business School (ranked number one in the country) with a concentration in Finance. His career in equity markets began in Detroit, Michigan as a stock trader and later as a trader for the largest NASDAQ trading firm in the nation, Knight Securities. Having a passion for teaching he established his own financial awareness group in 2003 where he began to publish regular newsletters about various fina
Mr. Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and beyond. Ryan Mack graduated from the University of Michigan Business School (ranked number one in the country) with a concentration in Finance. His career in equity markets began in Detroit, Michigan as a stock trader and later as a trader for the largest NASDAQ trading firm in the nation, Knight Securities. Having a passion for teaching he established his own financial awareness group in 2003 where he began to publish regular newsletters about various financial related issues that were of interest to people from all income levels.
In addition to being a financial advisor working with many prominent clients across the U.S., he charitably lends his support to inner-city communities by coordinating workshops and creating economic empowerment initiatives that teach the principles of understanding the power of financial literacy. Unions, churches, government-subsidized housing communities, municipal programs, nonprofits, inner-city organizations, international communities and especially colleges and universities have benefited from the financial workshops/programs that he has developed and instructed through Optimum Capital Management.
As a renowned public speaker he has provided keynote presentations to organizations across the country such as Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, NAACP, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Housing Preservation and Development, National Urban League, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Black MBA Association and many others, Microsoft Corporation, HSBC, KPMG, Johnson and Johnson, Six Flags, and Deutsche Bank.
With a strong sense of philanthropy he flew to South Africa to teach economic empowerment principles to those in need and has partnered with the local District Attorney’s office to teach financial literacy to previously incarcerated community residents with the aim of lowering recidivism rates. He can be regularly viewed on television networks such as GMTV, CNBC, CNN, Thomson Reuters, and BET discussing economic/social issues that impact American citizens.
Ryan has also authored his book “Living in the Village”; has been profiled in Tavis Smiley’s Covenant and Action (a New York Times Bestseller); co-authored a book with Kevin Powell entitled “The Black Male Handbook”; featured in Black Enterprise, African American Family, The Source & NV Magazine; contributes regularly to Huffingtonpost.com, The Network Journal, Fortune, and Black Enterprise; received the Top 40 Ander 40 Achievement Award from The Network Journal; was inducted by Medgar Evers College (where he currently serves as a board member) into its national honor society PI ETA KAPPA as a honorary member; and received Tom Joyner’s “Hardest Working Financial Advisor Award” because of his efforts to empower the community with the crucial life skills of financial literacy.
Whether he is counseling a group of doctors at a convention or in Rikers Island providing a free course Ryan Mack’s comprehensive, exciting approach to teaching economic empowerment to all income levels has generated a level of much needed interest in a volatile economy.
At 8 months pregnant, we were able to get our house sold and move into a newly built home that we love! Oh…and I might add that my husband lost his job due to layoffs after we accepted the offer on our home, found a new job that paid more so that the approval process on our new home was never hindered and our baby is here!….our blessing on top of many blessings!- KIMBERLY COLLINS-TRIPP, HOUSTON, TEXAS
We felt the effects of the Recession a few years before mainstream media would call it what it was. After purchasing two vehicles in 2003, and building a new home in 2004 we were comfortable (not living outside our means) until things changed drastically. With significant reduction in income and over $60K in debt we struggled to manage credit and utility payments. Together we made a faith decision for me to start my own design and project management company; the income was uncertain at best. Within 2 years, however, things began to shift, and we were able to eliminate all revolving debt, both vehicles payments, AND make significant home improvements. Our mortgage is our only remaining debt. When the economy was at its worst, we moved into our best position. We applied, faith, discipline, hard work, accountability and the principle of sowing and reaping – a failsafe combination.- ROD & DEE GAYMON, EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
7 Steps to Financial Freedom
Ryan Mack to the GOP, “SHAME ON YOU!”
Tell “Ray-Ray” to Get a Job!
Four Corners of Heart Disease in My Hood
Ryan Mack Responds to “Open Letter to Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, and ALL Critical President Obama Supporters” Criticism
Playing Smart: Economic Empowerment for Professional Athletes
Living in the Village: Empowerment Principles which Empower the Community
Common Cents: Financial Empowerment for the Working Poor ("Average Joe")
The Next Phase: Continuing Dr. King's Legacy - "The next phase of the civil rights movement will be fought on an economic front."
Provisions for Abundance: Biblically Based Principles of Economic Empowerment
Provisions for Abundance Commercial - Featuring Ryan Mack
Many of our communities are dealing with a multitude of not just violence but gun violence issues. *Did you know that onc...
The President of Optimum Capital Management, LLC and GBS member, Ryan Mack, says "It's not a lack of money but a lack of visi...