2016 Game Changer: Chad Ryan
Financial health is part of the wellness plan for the PepsiCo Inc. senior director.
In his 10 years working at PepsiCo Inc., Chad Ryan has affected the lives of hardworking employees around the world, including in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands. By customizing programs to meet the standards of each country’s specific financial wellness expectations, Ryan has plans to expand his global influence even further.
When Ryan, 36, stepped into his role of assisting PepsiCo employees with making sound financial decisions, the company-provided programs at the time focused largely on retirement planning. Ryan worked tirelessly to change this through his leadership in the Healthy Money program.
Healthy Money aims to help employees and their families take control of their personal finances through a variety of available educational opportunities, such as one-on-one counseling, workshops/webinars, personalized financial need assessments and more.
Those who work with Ryan attest to his dedication and passion. Cornell Staeger, a human resources consulting director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, has worked with Ryan for over 10 years and said, “Chad has taken [Healthy Money’s] mission to heart by being a driving force behind financial wellness services to help employees save more, manage financial consequences of life events and better maximize their benefit plans.”