Wall Street 50 – 2006

Patrick Ruane/ING Financial Advisers

Patrick Ruane currently serves as Regional Director of Sales for ING’s defined contribution market in the metropolitan New York area. Ruane joined ING Financial Advisers in 1998 following ING’s acquisition of Aetna Retirement Services. Ruane is responsible for marketing ING’s Retirement Services (such as defined contribution plans and 401k plans) to institutions with a concentration in the small to mid marketplace. Ruane primarily distributes ING’s retirement program through the broker dealer channel, third party administrators and independent agents.

Prior to joining ING, Ruane was a graduate of the Executive Sales program at UBS Paine Webber and worked as a financial consultant to high net worth individuals at their international headquarters in New York City.

Ruane received his secondary education in Dublin, Ireland and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Hofstra University in 1992. Ruane also attended Fordham University graduate school of business for their Master’s program. He is a first-generation Irish American whose father’s family is from County Mayo and mother’s family is from County Longford. He is a member of the Ireland American Fund and American Friends of James Joyce.