Visionary Wealth Advisors announced that Ryan Barke has joined their firm as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

barke ryan“Ryan’s knowledge, expertise, and legal background will continue to help our Visionaries serve our clients in the fiduciary manner that we do,” said Visionary CEO and Co-Founder Brett Gilliland. “His serving attitude and passion to work hard will enhance our team. We are extremely excited about Ryan’s addition to Visionary Wealth Advisors.”

Barke will leverage his nine years of industry experience at Greensfelder Law Firm and Scottrade. At Visionary, he will be responsible for establishing and implementing procedures to ensure VWA’s compliance with securities laws and regulations in addition to providing legal guidance to the Executive Team.

“Visionary clients and advisors will benefit from Ryan’s industry experience and leadership,” said Visionary President and Co-Founder Tim Hammett. “His values-based beliefs are in alignment with Visionary’s founding values of faith, family, and community.”

Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois College, Master’s Degree from Western Illinois University, and attended law school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He lives in O’Fallon, Illinois with his wife, Laura, and their 3 children; Landon, Liam and Emma.

He is a board member of the Illinois College Alumni Association.