Clearwell Group

The Clearwell Team

Ryan D. Cortner


(813) 435-5600


Ryan Cortner is a Partner at Clearwell Group. Prior to joining Clearwell Group, Mr. Cortner was a Vice President at 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 a 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, technology, media and entertainment, 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 Board of Directors at Iron Container, Encoda, Florida Venture Forum, and West Florida Foster Care Services.  He is married and has three children.




UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA                                B.S., M.Acc., Accounting, 2001                           

Certified Public Accountant                                     Chartered Financial Analyst

Activities & Affiliations

  • Iron Container, Board of Directors

  • Encoda, Board of Directors

  • Florida Venture Forum, Board of Directors

  • West Florida Foster Care Services, Board of Directors