Ryan Kelley

Partner at Shore Capital Partners

Ryan is a Founding Partner of Shore Capital, a microcap private equity firm focused on partnering with companies that have between $1-10 million of EBITDA. Ryan is responsible for all activities of the firm including sourcing, evaluating and enabling the growth of Shore investments. Currently, Ryan is a Director of Behavioral Innovations, SouthStar Urgent Care, BrightView, Nova Health, Point C, and Tandem and was a past Director of the Florida Autism Center. He serves as Chairman of SouthStar Urgent Care, Navia Benefit Solutions, Nova Health, Point C, and Tandem. Ryan also served as past Director of Sirona Infusion, ClearPath Diagnostics, Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists, Fast Pace Urgent Care, the Stepping Stones Group, and Navia Benefit Solutions.

Prior to founding Shore, Ryan worked at Water Street Healthcare Partners, a microcap private equity firm with more than $2 billion of capital under management. While at Water Street, Ryan completed the acquisition of four platform investments and two add-on acquisitions requiring more than $200 million of equity capital and representing over $800 million of total transaction value. Prior to joining Water Street, Ryan worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Bank of America in New York. At Bank of America, Ryan provided mergers and acquisitions advisory services, and assisted healthcare companies with debt and equity financings.

Outside of the office, Ryan is actively involved with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Financial Markets Institute of Michigan State University, an organization that prepares undergraduate students for careers in financial services.

Ryan received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and received a B.A. in Accounting from the Honors College at Michigan State University.



  • Partner

    June, 2009 - present