Meet Ryan

Ryan Binkley

Ryan Binkley is the President and CEO of Generational Group located in Richardson, Texas. With over 300 employees, Generational focuses on business consultancy, M&A, and wealth advisory for business owners throughout North America.

Ryan and his wife, Ellie, are also founders of Create Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational church in Richardson, Texas. As lead pastor, his deep passion is to see church members of all walks of life discover and live out their purpose.

At Generational, Ryan views business as more than just a means to financial success. It’s a way to serve employees and the community. “We strive to create a culture that respects one another and one that honors God in all that we do.”

Generational gives back to the community through financial support that specifically benefits programs focused on education and multiple veteran charities.

Before starting Generational, Ryan worked in various positions at Procter & Gamble and Boston Scientific Corporation. He holds a BBA from the University of Texas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Ryan and Ellie married in 1999. They have five children in various stages of school and college. They chose to adopt their youngest from South Korea, where Ellie was born before immigrating to the U.S. with her parents. It’s one more way their faith has led them to reach across boundaries, finding unity where others might see differences.

Today, Ryan is leading a new conversation. He is calling America’s leaders to return to the core values of trusting in God and each other again, caring for the hurting, leading with integrity, and bringing hope and healing to our nation.

Dedicated To Family

For Ryan Binkley, family always comes first.

Born in Columbus, Georgia, Ryan and his brother were raised by his parents, John and Sharon Binkley, in Dallas, Plano, and then finally McKinney, Texas where the family bought and renovated a century-old home.

Growing up, Ryan played high school football as a tight-end and linebacker. He got his first job in 5th-grade delivering papers.

From his parents, Ryan learned the importance of hard work, service, and obedience to God. Ryan’s father was a small business owner and salesman who showed his son that if you are faithful in the small things, God will reward you with greater opportunities.

Ryan met his future wife, Ellie, when they worked together in Young Adult ministry. Together, they shared a love of God and a commitment to service. While raising their five (now college-aged) children, Ryan and Ellie have passed on a love of God and community to their children and served together as leaders in business and the faith community across America.

Ryan Binkley smiling with his family
Ryan, Ellie and their children

Committed To Faithful Service

Ryan Binkley first felt the call to ministry in 1995 while on a mission trip with his church to Guatemala. 

In 1999, soon after they were married, Ryan and Ellie began their life in ministry together, serving as the Directors of the Metro Atlanta Masters Commission at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia.

In 2001, after Ryan’s brother was tragically killed in a collision with a drunk driver, they felt God’s call to return to Ryan’s hometown of Dallas to help with his family’s business and begin a new ministry.

From 2009 to 2012, Ryan and Ellie served as elders and pastors at Covenant Church’s College and Career Ministry. Today, they serve as Lead Pastors of the ministry they founded, Create Church, which is dedicated to helping “people find and fulfill their created purpose in Christ.”

Driven To Innovate

Ryan Binkley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a passion for entrepreneurship. He went to work in the consumer products industry with Procter and Gamble, services with Boston Scientific Corporation, and technology consulting in the private sector. 

After returning to the Dallas area to help run his family’s business after his brother’s untimely death, Ryan earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

In 2005, he launched the company that would become Generational Group, where he currently serves as President & CEO, providing leadership for the strategic direction of the company and managing the Capital Services, Valuation, and Advisory teams as they work directly with Generational Equity clients through the transaction process.

Under Binkley’s leadership, Generational Group, recognized as the North America Investment Bank of the Year by the M&A Advisor in 2022, guides business owners on how to grow and sell their companies even in difficult times. He believes similar strategies can be applied to the future of our country and economy.

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