Bryan began his financial career selling mutual funds in a small local firm in 1986. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1987, Bryan continued his education in the financial and investing field through numerous industry courses. He has earned the professional designations of CIM (Canadian Investment Manager) and FCSI (Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute); described as one of the most demanding designations in the industry. In 1987, he was hired by Richardson Greenshields as an investment advisor and became a Vice President shortly before RBC Dominion Securities took the firm over in 1996. In 1999, he joined National Bank Financial. Bryan has actively contributed to the Canadian Cancer Society and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.