Mercer Street is an independent, fee-only, fiduciary financial planning and investment management firm based in Houston, Texas. The firm was born from the personal experiences of its founder, Ryan Firth. In the course of two years, Ryan got married, welcomed a new addition to the family, bought his first home, and formed a company. Mercer Street assists individuals and families in managing their financial concerns, because we understand that life can get complicated pretty quickly. We're here to help you address the financial complexities in your life; we call it "planning for life."
We can work with you wherever you're at in life, but our service offerings tend to resonate with small business owners, young professionals, and growing families in the wealth building phase of their lives. Houston is home for us, but so long as you have a device that can connect to the Internet, we are not bound by geography.
We are subject matter experts on blockchain technology such as cryptocurrencies. We believe that this is an exciting, complex space that requires guidance from someone trustworthy, like a CPA financial planner.
Hi, I'm Ryan. I've spent nearly two decades working as a financial consultant to businesses in various industries--a majority of that time has been in financial services. I now draw upon those professional and personal experiences to help clients address their unique financial concerns.
I am passionate about blockchain technology such as cryptocurrencies. I have been closely following this space since 2015, and in that short time I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge that I enjoy sharing with clients and the general public.
Designations and Associations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential candidate, Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC), Member in good standing of the AICPA's Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Section, Texas Society of CPAs, and active member and volunteer with TXCPA Houston's CPAs Helping Schools Committee and PFP Committee; I received the Houston CPA Society's Rookie of the Year award in 2018 for my contributions to the Society.
Associate Director at the Houston Blockchain Alliance
Member of Fee-Only Network, Garrett Planning Network, and the Financial Planning Association. Volunteer with the Foundation for Financial Planning to provide pro bono financial planning services to individuals and families battling cancer.
Education: B.S. in Business Administration with an area of emphasis in Finance and M.S. in Accounting, University of Colorado - Boulder.
WHAT IS A CPA FINANCIAL PLANNER?
Someone who has your best interests at heart
CPAs are the only regulated financial
planners. A founding principle of the
AICPA Statement on Standards in Personal
Financial Planning Services and the CPA
Code of Professional Conduct is “always
acting in the best interest of the client,” an
exceptionally important factor in selecting
a financial planner.