With more than thirty years of investment experience, Shawn P. McLaughlin specializes in helping individuals, businesses and associations achieve their investment goals through careful and thorough financial planning. Mr. McLaughlin began his career as a financial advisor with a major regional brokerage firm where he spent twenty years building his practice before starting his own full service investment firm, McLaughlin Ryder Investments, Inc. Mr. McLaughlin was recognized as a Top Financial Professional by Northern Virginia Magazine for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Mr. McLaughlin has been active in the Northern Virginia business and civic communities for over thirty years. He has served on the boards of organizations including Inova Health System, the Inova Foundation, the Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority, Alexandria Police Foundation, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, and Burke & Herbert Bank, Virginia’s oldest bank. The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce named Mr. McLaughlin the 2005 Business Leader of the Year.
Mr. McLaughlin holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ (AIF®) designation, Series 7, 9 and 10, 24, 63 and 65 licenses as well as Virginia Life, Health, and Variable Life annuity insurance licenses. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University and remains active as a mentor to students in Georgetown’s business school. He also regularly speaks to local honor students through the Alexandria Summer Economic Institute.
Mr. McLaughlin lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and their four children.