Who We Are
Mile Marker Club partners with investors who seek to live a lifetime of financial independence. In addition to bringing unique and highly customized organizational tools and strategic resources used by the most successful $3-$20 million net worth families, Mile Marker Club teaches and empowers its members to take full control of their wealth, which is the foundation to being truly financially independent. Members receive the personalized, ongoing wealth planning and support they need while learning how to align their investable capital with reputable deal structures. Through the Mile Marker Club, members have access to a wide variety of alternative investment opportunities.
Through wealth education and strategy, we empower our members to be financially independent so they can live their best lives.
In Having Integrity
We are trustworthy, truthful, honest, kind, and authentic. We do the right thing and own 100% of our actions. We are integrity. That means that people who tend to be manipulative, passive-aggressive, disrespectful, rude, or even those who tend to avoid work, not listen, or make excuses, might not fit in here.
We are flexible, responsible, respectful, and go above and beyond. We put the team above self and work together towards common goals. We are teamwork. That means that people who tend to be intimidating, domineering, assuming, impatient, or tardy, or even those who tend to distract others, make false accusations, or waste time, might not fit in here.
We embody excellence with passionate, elite service and results. We are committed, take pride in our work, and exceed expectations. We are excellence. That means that people who tend to be complacent, indecisive, patronizing or lack initiative, or even those who tend to not know priorities, resist change, or make knee-jerk reactions, might not fit in here.
In Being Enthusiastic
We are optimistic, passionate, fun, and have a positive attitude. We strive to live our best lives in financial freedom and empower others to do the same. We are enthusiastic. That means that people who tend to be angry, lazy, drama-filled, self-doubting, or pessimistic, or even those who tend to have a negative attitude or act busy, might not fit in here.
Meet the Team
- View Ryan's Bio
Ryan Parson is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Mile Marker Club. A renowned nationwide speaker and wealth strategist on alternative investing and portfolio management, Ryan has more than 20 years’ of experience in the financial services, insurance, and real estate industries. His unique experience comes from an in-depth knowledge of both the traditional financial services market and alternative investments, as well as his rich history of activity in various sectors including real estate, health care, and energy.
Frustrated with traditional investments and realizing investors had very few options for private alternative deal flow or even opportunities to diversify into other sectors, Ryan began putting his own deals together. To share his offering with other like-minded, high net worth investors – his extended family – Ryan combined his experience as a teacher, speaker, and financial leader to create Mile Marker Club. Named for mile markers or goals we can achieve just one at a time, the Club provides members with the tools to organize their wealth, wealth planning services, access to desirable, off-market deals not available to the public, as well as exposure to industry experts well-versed in the alternative investment space and advanced financial educational topics.
Ryan speaks nationally about private and institutional capital deployment techniques, investment analysis, portfolio management, and advance financial planning strategies. In 2019, Ryan topped Amazon’s best-seller list authoring "Your Money CEO: Finding Financial Confidence in Today’s Chaos."
Ryan has undergraduate degrees in finance and insurance, and an MBA from Drake University.
- View Mark's Bio
Mark joined Mile Marker Club as a Wealth Strategist in February of 2019 and leads the Wealth Strategy Team. The services his team provides include wealth organization, budgeting and forecasting, cash flow analysis, goal-setting, family investment policy tracking, rental portfolio analysis, liquidation strategy, tax optimization, data analytics, risk management and personal financial dashboard training.
Prior to joining Mile Marker Club, Mark worked for State Farm Insurance for 33 years. Mark’s main focus was leading teams responsible for Planning, Budgeting, Data Analytics, and Executive Support for roughly one-quarter of the United States. For his last 16 years with the company, Mark led the State Farm Credit Union, a $4 Billion Financial Institution, as chairman, treasurer, and board member. During his tenure at State Farm, Mark earned several designations including Charted Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Property, Casualty Underwriter.
- View Ellen's Bio
Ellen had previously been consulting with Ryan and Mile Marker Club for a couple of years and then in March of 2020 took on a full-time role with responsibility for all day-to-day operations and marketing activities. Her time is focused on ensuring that Mile Marker Club continues to provide innovative and valuable offerings to meet the evolving needs of its members as well as on general business operations for the group.
Ellen started her career working in healthcare consulting. After obtaining an MBA, she spent over 15 years working in various aspects on the business side of healthcare first as part of the commercialization team at a bio-pharmaceutical company in market planning and sales operations and then in client relationship management and operations within global market research. Most recently, Ellen was senior vice president of global operations managing a multi-national team responsible for all aspects of research and delivery on global market research studies.
Ellen has undergraduate degrees in psychology and public health from the University of Rochester and an MBA from The Goizueta School of Business at Emory University.
Linda Sue Baker
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Linda is Mile Marker Club's second employee and has been working closely with Ryan for over seven years. Today, serving as Client Concierge, Linda handles accounting, maintaining the CRM system, processing acquisitions, managing rentals, closing on different types of real estate transactions, maintaining the master Mile Marker Club calendar including scheduling all events, coordinating with vendors, and ensuring that our members are being served in an efficient and positive fashion.
Linda brings high energy, strong communication, organization, and customer service skills to her role. An Iowa native, Linda's parents instilled integrity, responsibility, and geunine respect for others. Prior to joining Mile Marker Club, Linda was assistant to three directors in ministry and cultured ways to best prioritize her time and built efficient systems while balancing the workflow for supervisors each with very different workstyles. She also managed a retail store before accepting a promotion with a US tool company in the Midwest as a traveling field support specialist. Linda formed an entertainment company in 2009 as a DJ and karaoke host for various events.
Linda holds a Business Administration Associate's Degree.
- View Solomon's Bio
- Raised in an entrepreneurial family, Solomon grew his people skills from working in the hospitality and tourism industry and honed his business prowess in working with, and studying his family’s businesses and associations. He taught pre-school while studying education and political science at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Solomon found his way back to his hometown of Glenwood Springs, CO in 2003.