Ryan Cortner is a Principal at Clearwell Group. Prior to joining Clearwell Group, Mr. Cortner was Vice President with Westshore Capital Partners where he was responsible for sourcing and analysis of investment opportunities, managing prospects through closing, and monitoring portfolio companies for owner recapitalizations, family succession recapitalizations, management buyouts, management buy-ins, and industry consolidations. Prior to joining Westshore Capital Partners, Mr. Cortner was Manager in the New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Transaction Services Group. During his tenure at PwC, Mr. Cortner's work focused on financial due diligence, strategic assessments, and corporate carve-out transactions. While with PwC, he advised on over 75 public and private transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $5 billion. His industry experience includes manufacturing, business-to-business services, media and entertainment, technology, transportation, security, and consumer and industrial products among others.
Mr. Cortner holds both a Masters of Accounting with a concentration in Systems and a Bachelor of Accounting with Honors from the University of Florida. In addition to his formal education, he is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Cortner serves on the Boards of CareSync, a software company focused on patient-centric care coordination and the Tampa chapter of Association for Corporate Growth, a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Cortner is a member of Idlewild Baptist Church. He is married and has three children.