BNB 11.13.19 Creating a Giving Culture within Your Company
About our Speakers:
Ryan Zacharczyk, CFP®, MBA
Ryan Zacharczyk is the president and founder of Zynergy Retirement Planning, LLC, a financial planning firm specializing in working with mature adults over 50 years old.
For almost a decade, Ryan worked as a financial trader for a Manhattan specialist firm. At this Wall Street organization, he was a specialist on the floor of the American Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange making markets in both options and ETF’s. He managed risk for accounts containing assets as large as $80 million.
Ryan has written numerous articles related to retirement and financial planning. He was the personal finance writer for Currents Magazine and Dummies.com. He published his first book, “The 7 Deadly Retirement Sins”, in 2012.
Ryan is a former chairman of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Development Committee at the Two River Theater and a founder of Zynergy Cares, a 501©3 foundation dedicated to improving the community through philanthropy and service.
He holds a Certified Financial Planner™ designation, Certified Retirement Planning Counselor designation, and is an Accredited Wealth Manager Advisor. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).
For the past 9 years, Ryan has been named as a 5 star money manager by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Ryan ranked in the top 2% of all money managers statewide and is regularly featured in their January issue.
Ryan received two degrees from the University of Connecticut, where he was captain of their Division I swim team. His Bachelors of Science is in Business, while his Bachelors of Arts is in Communications. Ryan has also received his MBA in finance from Monmouth University.
Ryan lives in Oceanport, NJ with his wife and three children.
Thomas F. Hayes
Director of Customer and Community Relations, NJNG
With a B.S. in Architecture, Tom started with NJNG nearly thirty years ago in the facilities management area before heading up the company’s newly formed Economic Development Department in 1995. In 2000, Tom was asked to head up the company’s Customer and Community Relations Department and he truly enjoys this work. Tom serves on nearly two dozen boards and numerous committees for non-profit agencies in the Monmouth, Ocean and Morris County areas.
Tom is also involved in the community through various activities such as NJNG’s volunteer programs, mentoring programs and educational programs. He Hosts a cable TV program called “SCAN’s Community Connections” and can often be heard on local radio shows. Tom appreciates the blessings that come from working for a civic-minded company with a great staff and talented and dedicated community partners.
Tom and his wife Regina purchased and restored the childhood home of Stephen Crane, who authored the “Red Badge of Courage,” and established a museum and community program venue in the home located at 508 Fourth Avenue in Asbury Park. This provided the opportunity to learn firsthand the complexities associated with forming a nonprofit along with other challenges such as grant writing, restorations, event planning, etc.
Tom and Regina are blessed with three wonderful children, Tom Jr., Christopher and Olivia. They volunteer often and feel privileged to be able to help make life a little easier for those in need and appreciate all who lend a hand to help others.