Ryan Holder – Co-Managing Director

Ryan Holder – Arkansas Business Sales Consultant

Ryan Holder

Ryan Holder a Principal of Strategic M&A Advisors, LLC (“SMAA”). Prior to working at SMAA, Ryan received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Mississippi and his Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi.

Ryan is a Certified Public Accountant and has filled various roles in this field. His primary interests and background is equity raising, business transactions, entrepreneurship, and valuation. Over the course of his career, he has started, operated, and sold several businesses, as well as raised private equity capital and debt capital for numerous companies in a variety of industries.

Before joining SMAA, Ryan was the Director of Business Services for a large Arkansas based CPA firm.

Ryan resides and works in Little Rock, AR.




Ryan serves as a board member or active participant of these organizations:
For Profit Leadership:

  • Gateway Bank/Sigma Holdings- Director
  • Broadband Development Group- Director
  • Gravity Ventures Fund- Member
  • M-D Medical- Advisory Board

Not for Profit Leadership:

  • Presbyterian Village Foundation Board President & Presbyterian Village Board of Directors
  • Arkansas Fellowship- Board Member
  • UALR Foundation Board
  • Member Leadership Greater Little Rock, Class XIX
  • Member Leadership Arkansas, Class VI
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation- Business Advisory Council
  • Central Arkansas Ole Miss Alumni Association- Past President
  • Central Arkansas Sigma Chi Alumni Association
  • Family Home- Board Member and Past Treasurer
  • Central Arkansas Society of CPA’s- Past President
  • Deacon and Past President of the Diaconate of 2nd Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR
  • Sales and Marketing Executive International, Arkansas Chapter- Treasurer
  • Presbytery of Arkansas- Committee of Administration
  • Arkansas Tech Business School Advisory Council
  • Leadership Greater Little Rock Alumni Board- Treasurer

Ryan currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife, Marie, and their two daughters Alex and Kate. They are members of 2nd Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. Ryan enjoys waterfowl and upland game hunting and shooting sports.