Bryan Simms

Bryan is the Managing Partner of RONIN ADVISORY PARTNERS LLC an outsourced business development consultancy to select fund managers, investment/merchant banks and service providers to the UHNW market. 


Formerly, he was the Managing Principal of Alberleen Capital Advisors, the private placement division of woman-owned merchant bank, The Alberleen Group (TAG). Alberleen generates, through captive investment banking teams, risk mitigated, proprietary direct investment opportunities for private investors. Prior to Alberleen, he was a Director of Lazard Wealth Management responsible for marketing and business development. Prior to Lazard, Bryan had advised clients, raised new assets in excess of $1B, and managed investments in excess of $2.5B at JPMorgan Private Bank and Morgan Stanley. 

Bryan is a graduate of The Norfolk Academy (VA), holds a degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, as well as a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He has served in the Darden Alumni Association as the NY Area President, President then Chairman of the Alumni Association Board, and, for the past decade, as a Trustee of the Darden School Foundation. Bryan is also active in the alumni steering committee for the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapter at Duke University.

Fortune Small Business magazine has used Bryan as a consulting expert in their "small business makeover" segment. He has also been recognized for his achievements by the National Black MBA Association by inclusion in their 2006 annual listing of the "Top 50 Under 50".

In his "spare" time, he is a serious martial arts hobbyist and student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), holding the titles of 2009 Vitor Shaolin Invitational BJJ Tournament Heavyweight Champion, North American Grappling Association (NAGA) North American Tournament Heavyweight Champion (2010, 2011, 2012) and Big Apple Open Senior Heavyweight Champion (2011, 2012).