Ric Edelman
Edelman Financial Engines

Ric Edelman, founder of Edelman Financial Engines, is considered one of the most influential people in the financial services field, according to Investment Advisor, RIABiz, and InvestmentNews. He’s in both Research magazine’s Financial Advisor Hall of Fame and Barron’s Hall of Fame and was ranked three times as the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron’s. Ric is the recipient of the IARFC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and he holds two patents for financial product innovation.

Mr. Edelman is the award-winning host of a national personal finance radio show, The Truth About Your Future with Ric Edelman. He’s been on the air for more than 30 years, named by TALKERS as one of the “Heavy Hundred” – the most important talk show hosts in America. Ric has also produced several award-winning specials for Public Television and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 10 books on personal finance. His newest book, The Truth About Crypto, debuted in May.

Ric taught personal finance for 9 years at Georgetown University and is now Distinguished Lecturer at his alma mater, Rowan University, which awarded Ric an Honorary Doctorate in 1999 and in 2020 named its communications school the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts. He is the founder of the Digital Asset Council of Professionals, his media company, The Truth About Your Future, and the Funding Our Future Coalition.

Ric and his wife Jean live in Northern Virginia. They serve on a variety of nonprofit boards and are benefactors of the Edelman Center for Nursing at Inova Hospital Foundation, the Edelman Indoor Arena at Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, and Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium and Edelman Fossil Park.