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Jon Sweet Joins Ryan & Company as Principal; Will Lead Strategic Business Advisory Services Practice

Press Release Jan 24, 2007

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, North America’s largest independent state & local tax consulting firm, today announced that Jon Sweet has joined the Firm as a Principal. Mr. Sweet will lead the Firm’s Strategic Business Advisory Services Practice and will oversee strategy, marketing, and business development. He will be based in the Firm’s Phoenix, Arizona office.

"Jon Sweet is a strategic thought leader whose comprehensive vision of the tax value chain has provided a valuable service to COST members and the industry as a whole," said Charles Drury, Programs Director for The Council On State Taxation. "We look forward to Jon's continued partnership with COST and his unique insights into the tax industry."

“Jon has earned an industry-wide reputation as a visionary in the development of holistic business improvement services related to tax,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “Our clients will benefit tremendously from his leadership and strategic development of comprehensive value-added advisory services.”

“Ryan & Company has built a reputation as the most innovative tax advisory Firm in the industry,” said Mr. Sweet. “I look forward to complementing their team of industry recognized professionals delivering outstanding client satisfaction and value.”

Mr. Sweet has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from Wheaton College. Prior to joining Ryan & Company, he spent 15 years with a North American tax consulting firm.

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


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