Ryan was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Born to a blue-collar family, Ryan is the second of four children raised by a single mother. Ryan now splits his time between Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire where he is raising his two young daughters.
Being no stranger to hard work, Ryan has been self-employed or owned his own businesses since he was 17 years old. For more than two decades Ryan has dedicated his life and career to entrepreneurial pursuits and helping small business owners succeed in business.
Ryan proudly proclaims that, “I still have yet to meet a day of hard work that I didn’t like.”
Since 2007 Ryan has worked in the financial services and tax industry helping small business owners and entrepreneurs understand their business and how to grow it so they can achieve not only their business goals, but their personal and family goals as well; understanding that those things often overlap.
In 2012 Ryan formed Rhino Tax, a division of his own Eastern Financial Network. In recent years, Ryan has focused his energy on building Rhino Tax recognizing its importance in the small business landscape. “By empowering small business owners to work hard at what they love and leave the rest up to us, we’ve built a niche family of clients primarily focused on small businesses, contractors and entrepreneurs. Together we’ve formed trusting and meaningful relationships built on helping each other achieve our goals”.
Ryan also consults for other consulting firms focusing on business leadership and ownership. He also has a successful track record of helping business owners recruit, train and develop high-performing sales teams and sales leadership.
Joshua practices business, taxation and estate planning law, with an emphasis on the law of tax-exempt organizations. Prior to Eastern Financial Network, Joshua served as a Tax Attorney at the boutique Tax-Exempt focused law firm of Asiatico & Associates, PLLC, and prior to that as the Director of Business Administration with Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. Joshua also served as Controller with Calvary Church in Irving, TX and with the Arkansas District Assemblies of God. He began his career in Public Accounting, where he handled tax and audit services for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and other entities and individuals.
Joshua has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 2003. In his free time, Joshua loves to spend time with his family, especially at sporting events with his wife and 3 boys. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Bar Association. Joshua is currently licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy, The Arkansas Bar, and the Texas State Bar (Inactive).
Born in Arkansas, Joshua obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Accounting and Management/Marketing from Arkansas Tech University in 2002. During his time at Arkansas Tech, he was the President of the Accounting Club and voted by his peers as the Most Outstanding Accounting Senior. Joshua earned his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2010. While at Texas Wesleyan, he served as Treasurer and Board Member of the Night Students' Association and was a member of the Tax and Estate Planning Law Organization.
Benefits of a Dual-Certified Professional
Hiring a dual-certified professional who is both a lawyer and CPA provides at least one distinct advantage over hiring a typical CPA, confidentiality.