Pruett gains responsibility for leading the firm’s sales effort through broker/dealer affiliates. Ryland brings over 22 years of field sales and leadership experience to the Dreyfus organization and is charged with building out the firm’s sales force and creating new efficiencies in distribution.
In this newly created position, Pruett reports to Andrew Provencher, BNY Mellon executive vice president and head of U.S. retail sales.
“Ryland has a strong track record in building momentum for mutual fund strategies through broker/dealers,” Provencher says. “He has led programs that significantly grew fund sales while diversifying distribution channels and products. He also has demonstrated an ability to identify new business opportunities and take advantage of them.”
Pruett joins BNY Mellon from Neuberger Berman, where he was national sales manager for the wirehouse channel. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, he held field sales and leadership roles at INVESCO.
Pruett received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia State University.
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