M&A Leader


Ryan Wagner

Ryan Wagner joined Black Diamond in 2021 as the M&A leader in Kansas City and the surrounding area.  He is responsible for generating transaction opportunities and leading clients through the process of buying or selling their business.

Prior to joining Black Diamond, Ryan spent over a decade in M&A on both they buy-side and sell-side, most recently working as acting CFO to several start up companies attempting to secure initial funding.  Prior to that, Ryan worked in investment banking in the Infrastructure, Power and Renewables group for PJ Solomon in New York where we led various large-scale transactions on both the buy and sell-side.  He began his M&A career on the buy-side at Tyr Energy in Overland Park, KS, where he was involved in closing several large-scale power and renewables transactions.

Ryan’s experience from all angles of the M&A process provide him a unique perspective to guide clients through the intricate process of buying and selling a business.  

Ryan was born and raised in the state of Kansas, growing up in Wichita before attending the University of Kansas where he received a B.S. in Finance and later received his M.B.A.  After several years away, Ryan is excited to be back living in Kansas City.  He enjoys travel, golf, sports and just recently received his private pilot’s certificate.

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