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Sharp to Join Dallas-based Ryan & Company

Press Release Jan 05, 1999

Dallas, Texas -- State Comptroller John Sharp will become a shareholder and principal of Dallas-based Ryan & Company effective January 5, 1999. Ryan & Company’s Austin office will be located on the 19th floor of the 100 Congress Building.

Ryan & Company is the largest state and local tax consulting firm in Texas and one of the largest independent tax consulting firms in the United States. Ryan & Company employs over 100 professionals in offices in Dallas, El Paso, and now Austin. The Firm represents many of the largest taxpayers in the United States in connection with state and local tax matters.

"I was able to observe virtually every firm in Texas over the last eight years, and it is obvious to me that the practitioners at Ryan & Company are the best I’ve seen at representing their clients in a professional and very effective manner. Of all the consulting firms I could have been associated with, I chose Ryan & Company because I simply think they do the best, most thorough work for their clients," Sharp said.

Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company, said, "We are extremely pleased to announce John Sharp has joined our Firm as a shareholder and principal. His expertise will mean a great deal to our clients and our Firm." Mr. Sharp will join the Firm’s existing Principals, Gene Bouchillon, John R. Ferrell, G. Brint Ryan, Gerry Ridgely, Jr., Eric L. Stein, Rick Thompson, and Jim Trester.

Sharp’s duties will involve representing Ryan & Company to the Texas and national business community. He will not be involved with tax matters before the Comptroller’s office.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
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