Ryan Saari joined SteelGate Advisors as a Director in 2016 after eleven years experience in buy-side private equity. At SteelGate Ryan is tasked with business development across all service offerings.
Before joining SteelGate, Ryan served as Director of Acquisitions at Allegheny Financial Group, a $4B investment company where he was head of private equity and venture capital investments, as well as business planning services for a 1,000+ client base. At Allegheny, Ryan worked to close numerous sales and acquisitions of privately held companies with enterprise values ranging from $10M to $200M.
Previously, Ryan also served as Director of Acquisitions for Landmark Group, a family office with 3M+ square feet of commercial real estate and as Vice President for Springhouse Capital performing financial modeling and due diligence for two private equity funds focused on opportunistic middle-market leveraged buy-outs and distressed debt.
As a young professional Ryan has accumulated a large amount of middle-market M&A experience, having been instrumental in closing deals in total excess of $1B. For these accomplishments Ryan has been awarded M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards and Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award.
Ryan attended The Linsly School, West Liberty University, and the University of Pittsburgh, earning Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration.
Professional and Community Development
Ryan is very involved in the M&A community on a national level. He serves as an FCL Board Member and Events Committee Member of ACG, Member of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association and its Venture Fair Selection Committee, and as a Selection Committee Member of Invent Penn State.
Ryan and his wife Kristin reside north of Pittsburgh on a small farm with their son Stellan. Ryan has tried almost every hobby, but has always enjoyed sports cars, hunting, and good food.