Our Company

SEC Registered

AUM as of 12/31/2021


Owned in Santa Barbara, CA


Households in 10 States

We believe everyone deserves to have competent advice and a clear plan to help them achieve their goals.

When families and small business owners wonder if they have enough or are doing enough to retire with confidence, Curtis Advisory provides clear financial advice to help them grow, manage and live off their investments.

Our Lead Advisory Team


Ryan E. Curtis

Ryan E. Curtis is the Principal and Founding Partner of Curtis Advisory Group, LLC. He has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. He has worked closely with bankers, trust officers, mortgage consultants, and many other specialists to help create comprehensive financial solutions for clients.

Ryan was raised in Santa Barbara and graduated from Westmont College in 1996 with a BA in Economics & Business. Ryan is married to his high school sweetheart Kim and now has two boys, Patrick and Will. Ryan enjoys surfing, sailing, squash, and dabbles in making sushi.

Ryan is currently licensed as a:

Investment Advisor Representative
Life & Health Insurance Agent CA Insurance License #OC10191
Real Estate Agent CBRE #01873883


Joshua D. Hayes, CFP®

Josh has been in financial services since January 2009 after graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Sociology. He is a Partner and Lead Advisor at Curtis Advisory.

Josh and his wife, Kelsey, have two kids, Elliott and Sawyer. He enjoys surfing, going to Angels baseball games, and woodworking.

With a focus on financial planning, Josh is passionate about helping clients discover their goals, overcome obstacles, and execute a plan for financial success. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Josh is currently licensed as a:

Investment Advisor Representative
Life & Health Insurance Agent CA Insurance License #0J24817


Geiste Vaiciunaite

Geiste (pronounced gay-steh) has recently joined the Curtis Advisory team as our new Client Services Coordinator. She carries 5+ years of client-facing skills with a combination of Sales & Marketing and Operations experience within upscale establishments in Santa Barbara.

Geiste was born in Lithuania where she spent half of her childhood before her family relocated to Los Angeles in 2003. She is fluent in Lithuanian and also understands limited Russian from her Mother’s side of the family. Her background has provided her with the ability to maintain cultural sensitivity and being able to communicate effectively with members of diverse groups. This, along with her interest in human behavior, led her to study Psychology at SBCC and later CSU Fullerton where she obtained her BA degree in 2018. On her spare time, Geiste enjoys staying active, exploring new destinations, and expanding her knowledge in wellness, mental health, and personal finance.