Meet our team

Brian Boyle

Brian Boyle, CFA

President and Portfolio Manager

Ryan O

Ryan O'Hare

Chief Operating Officer

Erik Ritland, CFA

Research Analyst

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Brian Boyle

Brian Boyle, CFA

President and Portfolio Manager

Brian has been in the investment industry since 2000. Prior to founding Boyle Capital in 2004, he was a portfolio manager for DCM. Brian has managed a broad number of mandates including high net worth individuals, institutional pension plans, private funds and a public mutual fund. Over the past decade, he has generated attractive returns by employing a deep value concentrated approach to investment selection.

Brian holds a BS in Finance and Economics from the University of Northern Iowa, where he graduated summa cum laude. Brian sits on the University of Northern Iowa Finance Advisory Board and is a student advisor for the Krause Investment Challenge. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst's designation in 2004. Brian is a member of the CFA Institute and the Iowa Society of Financial Analysts.

In his spare time, he enjoys working out and watching his favorite sports teams.

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Ryan O

Ryan O'Hare

Chief Operating Officer

Ryan is responsible for client administration and Boyle Capital’s day to day financial and administrative functions. He has worked in the investment industry since 2002 and has served many important roles prior to joining Boyle Capital.

Most recently, Ryan was a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, working on one of the top Financial Advisor teams in both the state of Iowa and country within the Wealth Brokerage Services channel of Wells Fargo Advisors. There he was heavily involved in the portfolio management on a team that oversaw $291 million in assets under management. He also served in a financial planning capacity for the team's high net worth individuals focusing on cash flow analysis, retirement planning and risk management.

Prior to Wells Fargo Advisors, Ryan was an early employee for a private wealth management firm in Des Moines, Iowa, that was once listed by Barron as one of the Top 100 Financial Advisor firms in the country. There he was responsible for business development, client management and portfolio construction.

Ryan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Management from Beloit College in Wisconsin and a Masters Degree in Financial Management from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys sporting activities, reading and staying active with his wife Christina, son Colin, family and friends.

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Erik Ritland, CFA

Research Analyst

Erik joined Boyle Capital in August 2015 and assists Portfolio Manager Brian Boyle in the research, selection and monitoring of Boyle Capital’s investment strategies.  Earlier in his career, Erik worked as an investment analyst at Prairiewood Capital.  Erik serves as a mentor to the Carlson Funds Enterprise at the University of Minnesota and also sits on the Advisory Board of the Bison Fund at North Dakota State University.  Erik holds a B.S. in Finance from North Dakota State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst's designation in 2017.  

Josie Armour

Josie Armour

Executive Assistant

Connie Horsman

Client Service Specialist

Emily Merritt

Associate Wealth Advisor

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Josie Armour

Josie Armour

Executive Assistant

Josie has been with Boyle Capital since February 2013. She is primarily responsible for assisting Brian Boyle, portfolio manager, with his day-to-day responsibilities. This includes daily scheduling of meetings and calls; meeting preparation; generating, facilitating, and organizing a variety of reports; and completing multiple projects that occur throughout the year.

Prior to joining Boyle Capital, Josie spent over 20 years in various positions of business office management, customer service, and consumer lending. During her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband Jesse, two children, and friends.

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Connie Horsman

Client Service Specialist

Connie joined the Boyle Capital team in August 2017. She began her career in the financial services industry in 1994 and has deep operations and client service experience with investment and financial planning professionals. As Client Service Specialist for Boyle Capital, Connie works directly with the advisor team and clients to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction. She takes great pride in her work and strives to provide clients with a personal and trusted service that goes above and beyond expectations. When she is not working, Connie is an avid fan of Iowa State athletics and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Emily Merritt

Associate Wealth Advisor

Emily joined the Boyle Capital team in August 2018 to assist our advisors in helping clients achieve their financial goals. Emily's responsibilities at Boyle Capital include building and updating comprehensive financial plans. Her ability to collaborate with the Boyle Capital team and clients make her a valuable resource.

Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from Iowa State University with a degree in Education. In her spare time, Emily enjoys swimming and spending time with family, friends, and her golden retriever, Sadie.