Ryan Oldroyd, C.F.O.

Ryan Oldroyd

Ryan was born in and raised in a small town in Utah and is the youngest of two children. Being at, on, and around a golf course has been a part of Ryan’s life since the age of 7 tagging along with his father. As a young boy Ryan picked up range balls so he could play free golf and hit free range balls. As Ryan entered his high school years he moved from range ball picker to the golf course maintenance staff in high school so he could play golf in the afternoons after the early morning shifts were over. Golf course maintenance was Ryan’s summer job throughout high school and into the first few years of college when he wasn’t playing in state junior/amateur golf events. Ryan’s skill as a golfer quickly grew and his parents were selfless enough to provide Ryan this opportunity to participate in state golf events as a young boy. Ryan excelled enough in high school/junior golf to earn a golf scholarship to Brigham Young University. Ryan earned is BS in Business-Finance while having a mediocre collegiate golf record at BYU. Following college, Ryan moved to Phoenix, Arizona to pursue more opportunities and better year round golf conditions. After a short stint at playing professional golf Ryan started working in golf operations and golf teaching eventually earning Class A PGA membership status. For about 11 years Ryan worked in golf operations at various private clubs in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and also did seasonal golf professional work for three summers in Massachusetts. Ryan wanted to learn more about the business world and enrolled in Arizona State University’s evening MBA program while continuing to work full time as a golf professional. After earning his MBA from ASU, this provided him the opportunity to leave the golf business and enter the accounting profession. Ryan worked for both public and privately held commercial real estate companies in the Phoenix area for 6 years. During this same time, he earned his Certified Public Accountant license and sprinkled in getting married to his wife Kaci and shortly thereafter had their first, and only, daughter Emersyn.

The golf industry then came calling to Ryan again when an opportunity at Troon came knocking in their corporate office with their accounting and finance team working directly with Troon managed private club’s on-site property accountants, controllers, GMs, and Finance Committees in an accounting oversight role for 3 years. Ryan then moved over to Troon’s corporate accounting team for 2 years where he learned valuable accounting and business skills such as ERP implementation, multiple entity accounting and financial reporting, working effectively with department leaders and company executives, cash flow forecasting, controls/compliance, accounts payable automation, and facilitating annual audits to name a few.

Ryan is very excited and honored to be working at such a distinguished club here at Forest Highlands. Ryan believes the drive into Forest Highlands must be near the same feeling as driving down Augusta Golf Club’s famed Magnolia Lane. Ryan enjoys interacting and getting to know the membership, the history, and staff at Forest Highlands. Ryan is driven to continue and protect the success the Forest Highlands Association and subsidiary companies has enjoyed from a financial stewardship perspective and wants to provide exceptional member service from the Administration office. Ryan is a member of the Club Manager’s Association of America and is currently working towards their Certified Club Manager designation.

In their free time, the Oldroyd family loves to spend time together doing activities such as golfing, hiking, biking, cooking, traveling to new places, and finding great restaurants to try.