Managing Partner

Ryan Faulkner,  CLF®

Ryan started his New York Life career with the Alaska General Office in 2011 as an agent. Prior to New York Life, Ryan worked for the Red Robin Franchise in Alaska for 13 years and was the Vice President of Operations and an Officer in the company. After becoming a full-time agent, Ryan qualified for two consecutive Executive Councils1, was named Rookie of the Year, New Organization Agent of the Year, broke several office records, as well as qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table2.

In July 2013, Ryan was promoted to Partner with the Alaska General Office. He won several awards including three consecutive years as the Alaska Partner of the Year, 2 View from the Top awards, and was a two time Top 50 Partner.

In March 2017 Ryan and his family were given the opportunity to transfer to the West Texas General Office in Lubbock, Texas.  In 16 months he built a team of 15 agents again placing him among the top 50 Partners in the company and helped the West Texas General Office win a company record of 9 trophies in 2017.

In July 2018 Ryan was given the opportunity to be the Managing Partner of the North Dakota General Office in Fargo, North Dakota. During his tenure, Ryan promoted and trained two Partners while navigating the complexities of a pandemic that shape the way we do business today. In 2021, the North Dakota General Office won the Executive Vice Presidents Trophy for Management Development.

Ryan and his wife Becky have been married since 1999 and have three amazing children, their daughter Abigail, and sons Landen and Laken. Ryan is an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and marathon runner.

1 Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent sales production levels from July 1 to June 30.

2The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of exellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.

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