Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company today announced that Tony Mills has joined the Firm as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In this role, Tony will direct the Ryan & Company legal department and will be responsible for developing plans to accelerate the Firm's growth through strategic acquisition, alliances and other creative business relationships. Tony will operate out of Ryan & Company's Atlanta office supported by Patti Deemer, Corporate Paralegal.
Prior to joining Ryan & Company, Tony was Senior Vice President-Corporate Development of PRG-Schultz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: "PRGX"). PRG-Schultz, a publicly traded company, is a leading provider of recovery audit services employing approximately 3,500 employees in 34 countries. Tony assisted PRG-Schultz in its IPO in 1996 and 2 subsequent offerings. In 1997, Tony established the Corporate Development department and was instrumental in forming alliances and acquiring 23 companies over the next 3½ years including businesses in Western Europe, South Africa, Australia and Japan.
Tony is a member of the Georgia State Bar and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. He passed the CPA exam in 1977 and holds an accounting degree (BBA 1977) and a law degree (JD 1980) from the University of Georgia.
"We are very excited about having a person of Tony's caliber and experience join our Firm," said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. "Tony's extensive legal, M&A and strategic alliance experience will be invaluable in helping us capitalize on a number of attractive business opportunities that will fuel our continued growth and success."
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 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com.
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