Founded in 1991 by Joseph H. Ryan, Oppidan Investment Company is the result of a watershed moment experienced earlier that same year in London. On his 1st day of sitting in a conference room, thousands of miles and an ocean away from his family, Joe knew he needed something different. Joe’s dream was to create something that offered flexibility, a comfortable income and the ability to “work hard, play hard”; a philosophy his dad had taught him throughout his own career. In that moment Joe walked away from the comfort and security of working on someone else’s dream and the plan for Oppidan was born. Oppidan, the Latin word for investing in your city, opened it’s doors in June of 1991. Today’s Oppidan is the result of years of hard work, recalibration and creativity, all of which makes it unique and dynamic. There is no other company quite like Oppidan.