Ryan Howsam, CRIS®, LEED AP BD+C®
As a senior consultant with FMI, Ryan works across many disciplines with specializations in risk management services and strategic planning. He facilitates a variety of FMI peer groups, leading executives and CEOs and next-generation/emerging leaders, with in-depth focuses on specialty groups, including human capital, business development, CFOs and self-perform work, to name a few.
He delivers strategic plans and business assessments while driving implementation on all aspects of contractors’ corporate functions, including, but not limited to, finance, business development, project execution, human capital as well as risk management programs utilizing subcontractor default insurance, enterprise risk management, project risk assessment and rolling contractor controlled insurance programs. Working with a variety of construction firms and projects of all sizes across North America, his expertise couples a risk management view with strategic planning focused in the areas of financial management, marketing and business development, human capital and productivity improvement to enhance profitability.
Ryan is a Certified Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) and a LEED Accredited Professional in building design and construction (LEED AP BD+C®) with more than 15 years of experience within the real estate and construction industry. He is a sought-after speaker on a variety of strategy and risk topics with articles in publications such as the CFMA Building Profits Magazine and Construction Executive, and is a regular contributor to the FMI Quarterly. Prior to joining FMI, he worked in the club and resort development arena in Telluride, Colorado, as well as in the construction fields of concrete, framing and roofing in the Rocky Mountains. This background allows Ryan to draw upon diverse perspectives when collaborating with contractors to succeed in varied and challenging business environments.
Ryan analyzes companies’ corporate structure and risk management programs from the macrolevel view of their business models to the microlevel strategic management processes to understand competitive forces and to develop strategic competitive advantages. Ryan holds both a Master of Science in real estate and construction management and an International Master of Business Administration in corporate finance from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Vanderbilt University.