Ryan Scheck

Hays, KS

How I help . . .

I enjoy helping clients look at their unique situations, opportunities and problems from different angles and using my skills to help them succeed. One of my proudest moments while working at Adams Brown was helping a long-time employee of a local business navigate the purchase of the business from the retiring owners. When I first met the client, he had already been presented with a plan from the owners to purchase the business. The first step we took was to help him understand the offer. We were able to demonstrate to him how the business operations did not support the price offered to him and how the structure of the sale put him in an unfavorable tax position. We armed him with the information needed to go back to the owners and negotiate a nearly 50% decrease in the sales price, while also creating a more tax favorable structure for the sale.

Over the course of several months, we helped prepare information and work with his bankers and business principals to ensure that he would have the financing to complete the purchase. Once all this was completed, we worked with his attorney to setup the entities needed to put the client in the most favorable position for both tax and liability purposes. By looking at all the different angles, this client was in the best position to succeed.

“Working as a CPA is one of my greatest joys. I take pride in working hard to help others reach their goals and value the relationships made with clients and coworkers.”

Q&A with Ryan

What does above + beyond mean to you?
Doing all I can to help put my clients and coworkers in the best position for long-term success.
What does being a strategic ally mean to you?
A strategic ally is someone who is truly a principal with you and shares in the highs and lows. They do what they believe will put you in the best position for success.
What are some of your favorite things?
My favorite food is cheeseburgers. One of my favorite parts of the week is going to McDonald’s on Sunday mornings after church and getting two chicken McGriddles and an iced tea and eating them while driving around Hays. For music, I listen to pop rock and country rock. I end up liking anything that gets stuck in my head that I can sing along to.
What do you enjoy most about your work at Adams Brown?
I enjoy the team of people I work with.
What is your family like and what are some things you like to do together?
When visiting family, we enjoy playing card games and going for walks together.

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Going on walks
  • Binge watching tv shows
  • Attending Fort Hays State Athletic events
  • Listening to podcasts

Frequented Websites

  • Instagram
  • Fort Hays State Athletics
  • Hays Post
  • Apple stocks

Little Known Facts

  • I enjoy learning useless fun facts.

My Professional History


  • Fort Hays State University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration

Work Highlights

  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2012
  • Year entered accounting: 2012


  • CPA