Ryan Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and beyond. In addition to being a financial advisor working with many prominent clients across the US, he charitably lends his support to inner-city communities by coordinating workshops and creating economic empowerment initiatives that teach the principles of understanding the power of financial literacy. Unions, churches, government-subsidized housing communities, municipal programs, nonprofits, inner-city organizations, international communities, and especially colleges and universities have benefited from the financial workshops/programs that he has developed and instructed through Optimum Capital Management. As a renowned public speaker he has provided many keynote presentations to organizations across the country such as NAACP, National Urban League, National Black MBA Association, and many others. With a strong sense of philanthropy he flew to South Africa to teach economic empowerment principles to those in need and has partnered with his District Attorney’s office to teach financial literacy to previously incarcerated community residents with the aim of lowering recidivism rates. He can be regularly viewed on television networks such as CNBC, CNN and BET discussing economic issues that impact American citizens. He has been profiled in Tavis Smiley's Covenant and Action, co-authored a handbook “The Black Male Handbook” with Kevin Powell, featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, and received Tom Joyner's "Hardest Working Financial Advisor Award" because of his efforts to empower the community with the crucial life skills of financial literacy.