Meet Our Team : Zephyr Financial Strategies and Insurance Solutions, Pasadena, CA

Meet Our Team

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Ryan Southwick

Financial Planner

Ryan Southwick is a co-founder of Zephyr Financial Strategies & Insurance Solutions and draws from his 10+ years of business consulting background to support their clients. With a wealth of experience consulting with clients such as AT&T, Verizon, Quest Communications, TXU Energy, and others, Ryan has developed the skills to work well with many different personality types. His comfort zone is working with successful business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives.

Ryan is often told that he is very good at explaining complicated matters in a simple way, which aides his clients in understanding their options and making sound financial decisions. He adopts a consultative approach to his financial planning practice by helping his clients crystalize their financial goals, create plans to help them achieve those goals, and help to avoid potential pitfalls along the way. Ryan entered the financial services industry in 2014 as an Agent with New York Life Insurance Company then in 2016 he became a Financial Adviser/Planner with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. Ryan is a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC) and currently holds the FINRA series 7, 65, 6, and 63 licenses.

In Ryan’s spare time, he loves raising his two children Marcus and Liselle, who are a huge motivation to him. You can also find him rock climbing, swimming, skiing, and staying active in other exciting ways. In his downtime, Ryan enjoys reading, live music, and traveling. On Ryan’s bucket list is to visit all of the best beaches in the world!

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Lisa Morton

Office Manager

Lisa began her early career working in the fashion district as a receptionist and followed with Disney as a project coordinator. After developing skills both in the management of photographs for Disney movies and computer technology, children blessed her family which transitioned Lisa into her passion: a career as a stay at home mom. Throughout her career and life, Lisa values being of service and using her managerial talents to better the lives of those around her. Keeping relationships at the forefront of priorities, especially those in her family, Lisa is dedicated to improving and supporting the lives of others. Rooted in solid ethics and principles, possessing excellent executive functioning skills, Lisa has the perfect combination of talent and heart to run the administrative side Zephyr Financial. She calls herself the “mom” of the office and supports all Zephyr’s clients with the same perspective.

Lisa is a Pasadena native and enjoys spending time with her family, including her 4 children Brianna, Taylor, Kendall, and Ryan as well as her 3 dogs Kodi, Ford and Riley. She enjoys fashion, photography and travel especially road trips to visit her family in Arizona and trips up the coast to Santa Barbara to watch her daughter play soccer for Westmont College. 

Through our affiliation with Eagle Strategies LLC we have access to their Investment Management Resource


Through our affiliation with Nautilus we have access to their Investment Management Resource

The Nautilus Group® is an exclusive resource accessible to Member Agents working with affluent, high net worth and business owner clients. Nautilus provides a range of consultative services and technical case design to support its Member Agents in presenting estate, business, charitable, insurance and retirement strategies to their clients and their clients' advisors in these key areas: Family Protection, Estate and Legacy Planning, Business Succession and Exit Planning, Executive Benefits, and Philanthropy.

Since every client has unique requirements, The Nautilus Group® staff and its Member Agents employ an individualized case development strategy, working on a team basis with the clients' professional advisors.

Member Agents of The Nautilus Group®, through their expertise and commitment to this team approach, can provide resources, services and solutions that help their clients work with their own professional advisors to attain clarity on their financial situation and also help achieve their business and estate planning objectives.

This consultative process fosters an understanding between the client, the Nautilus Member Agent, and the client's circle of advisors. Working hand in hand with the Nautilus staff, Member Agents present their clients with state-of-the-art planning strategies and customized case analyses designed to meet the clients' complex objectives. The one-on-one case design process used by Nautilus is tailored to the unique requirements of each client, achieving a better understanding of the complex needs and goals of each individual.

The Nautilus Group® is located in Dallas, TX and is staffed by an elite team of professionals experienced in law, taxation, accounting, business, insurance, finance and philanthropic planning. This team provides dedicated support for Nautilus Member Agents, an elite group of experienced insurance and financial industry leaders, firmly committed to a team planning concept.

The Nautilus Group® is a service of New York Life Insurance Company. Neither The Nautilus Group®, its member agents, nor its staff provide tax, legal or accounting advice. Clients are urged to seek the advice of their own professional advisors before implementing any planning strategies.