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Brian Rathjen

New York, NY, USA


Roberts & Ryan Investments Inc

Brian Rathjen


Brian Rathjen is President of Roberts & Ryan Investments Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned institutional broker dealer. Roberts & Ryan provides execution capabilities in fixed income and equity agency trading, corporate debt in the capital markets, and municipal underwriting. Brian is also a Founding Partner and Senior Managing Director of Kelson Group, a placement agency that specializes in raising assets for money managers with a focus on the public pension and Taft-Hartley markets. Previously, Brian founded the Asset Management division at the Marwood Group, and started his career on Wall Street in Taxable Fixed Income Sales at Prudential Securities.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Brian serves on the Service Academy Nomination Selection Board of the Office of Senator Kristen Gillibrand and the Service Academy Selection Committee of the Office of Congresswoman Kathleen Rice. Brian serves on the Board of Directors for Boulder Crest Retreat, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in health and wellness for military and veteran wellness. Brian is also a Trustee on the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, an organization committed to supporting officers in the Naval Academy, and enhancing programs and facilities of the Naval Academy and its Alumni. Brian is also a Historian for the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, a relief organization for immigrants from Ireland.

Brian Rathjen’s Newsfeed

Roberts & Ryan Investments Proudly Welcomes Brian Kinsella, Veteran US Army Officer

“Brian is a soldier success story. He served his country as a fighter for freedom and now, as a fighter for military men and women returning from the battlefield with PTSD. I am proud that this staunch leader is now part of the Roberts & Ryan family,” announced Brian Rathjen, President of Roberts & Ryan.

Citi Hires Veteran-Owned Firms Exclusively to Distribute Recent $3.0 Billion Bond Issuance

“Citi is proud to once again support our nation’s veterans and continue partnering with diverse syndicate groups for our bond offerings,” said Michael Verdeschi, Treasurer of Citi. Citi hired eight veteran-owned firms to distribute the bonds to investors. The firms included Roberts & Ryan Investments Inc.

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Brian Rathjen’s Background

Dec 2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Roberts & Ryan is the US's first disabled veteran-owned broker dealer and was founded in 1987.
Founding Partner & Senior Managing Director
Aug 2010 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Kelson Group is a placement agency specializing in raising assets for money managers in traditional and alternative asset classes.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Service Academy Nomination Selection Board Member
Dec 2010 - Present
New York, NY, USA
As a member of Senator Gillibrand’s Service Academy Selection Committee, Brian works closely with potential service academy candidates throughout New York State and advises the Senator on her nominations.
Service Academy Selection Committee
Dec 2014 - Present
New York, NY, USA
As a member of Congresswoman Rice’s Service Academy Selection Committee, Brian helps identify candidates from New York State’s 4th Congressional District and counsels the Congresswoman on selecting candidates for nomination.


Annapolis, MD, USA
The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation seeks outstanding qualified young men and women to pursue careers as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps through the Naval Academy. The foundation is also involved in developing, promoting, and enhancing programs and facilities of the Naval Academy and its Alumni.
Board Member
Nov 2014 - Present
Bluemont, VA, USA
Boulder Crest Retreat provides free world class, short-duration, high-impact retreats focusing on recreational and therapeutic activities for combat veterans and their families.
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Brian Rathjen’s Education

Economics, BS
1984 - 1988