Ryan, a global tax services and software provider, is the largest firm in the
world dedicated exclusively
to business taxes. With global
headquarters in Dallas, the firm
provides an integrated suite of
federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multiju-risdictional basis, including tax
recovery, consulting, advocacy,
compliance, and technology
services. G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan sat down
with Consulting to discuss the
firm’s financial performance,
overall outlook and its positioning as one of the profession’s
Fastest Growing Firms.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Ryan: Our exceptional growth
can be attributed to our laser focus on our Key Results. By focusing on our People, on Client Service Excellence, and by creating
exceptional value for our clients,
we are able to drive outstanding
results year over year. With the
backing of Onex Corporation,
Ryan continues to invest in strategic acquisitions, which accelerates our growth while allowing us
to maintain our agility.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Ryan: This year is looking like another one for the record books. We
continue to advance strategies that
position the Firm to grow organically and through key acquisitions
globally—most recently acquiring
AEC Property Tax in Canada. In
2019, we strengthened key practice
areas, offering new tools and resources to serve our clients and employees better to continue to deliver
exceptional solutions and value.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
Ryan: Ryan continues to sustain
year-over-year growth. To successfully maintain this growth trajectory, leadership remains focused,
making sure we are constantly
checking and making necessary
adjustments important to the business, our clients, and employees.
We have the opportunity to become the clear, dominant provider
in our industry on a global basis,
and we are moving quickly to seize
this opportunity. The next few
years are going to determine the
direction of our industry and our
success as a leader in that industry.
Consulting: What would you say
are your firm’s biggest challenges
Ryan: Unprecedented advances in
technology continue to be a chal-
lenge and opportunity for us. We
have to ensure Ryan is in the posi-
tion to take full advantage of these
opportunities, as leveraging tech-
nology is paramount to our success.
We continue to make significant
investments in innovative systems
and technology that are essential to
driving us to the next level in deliv-
ering value to stakeholders.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s Fastest
Growing Firms mean to your
firm, your employees and your
Ryan: Ryan is always honored to
be selected as one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms. Being recognized in this space speaks to our
clients and our associates as it allows us to see the success of our
clients and the Firm benchmarked
against the industry. We know that
our clients recognize this achievement as a testament to the strength
and value of our portfolio and Ryan’s ability to deliver superior value, service, and results.
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