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Ryan & Company Adds Three New Principals to the Firm's Rapidly Expanding Tax Technology Practice

Press Release May 21, 2007

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, North America’s largest independent state and local tax consulting firm, today announced a major expansion of its Tax Technology Practice by adding three new Principals—Jayme Fishman, Nigel Hoyle, and Stephen James—to lead the Firm’s team of industry-recognized tax technology professionals. With approximately 25 professionals, the Tax Technology Practice is now one of the largest in the industry and is positioned as a critical growth engine for the Firm’s continued market leadership.

Jayme Fishman joined the Firm as a Principal in its Boston office. Mr. Fishman was formerly Senior Vice President of ADP Taxware, an industry-leading tax software company. Mr. Fishman also practiced law with firms in Boston and Louisiana. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University and completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Management from Northeastern University in Boston.

Nigel Hoyle has been promoted to Principal in the Dallas office. Mr. Hoyle has spearheaded Ryan & Company’s tax technology services for more than five years, providing sales and use tax automation design, implementation, system configuration, testing, evaluation, and education while overseeing consistent year-over-year growth in revenue and client satisfaction.

Stephen James, former West Area Leader for KPMG’s U.S.-based international value added tax (VAT) practice, joined Ryan & Company as a Principal to establish its VAT Automation and Consulting Practice. Previously, Mr. James was responsible for the international group within a transaction tax systems practice, which handled multi-country tax automation projects for global organizations. Mr. James’ experience in international value added taxes and the systems that support them brings new global capabilities to the Firm’s offerings. Mr. James has also held positions with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the government agency responsible for the administration of most indirect taxes in the United Kingdom.

The Firm has added some of the most talented professionals in the tax technology field to its existing team of seasoned professionals, including Tony Chavez, Rob Colestock, Josh Ingalls, Joe McIlvaine, Tiffany Murray, Vicente Ochoa, Camilo Paredes, and Raymond Remy-Maillet.

“We are excited that these renowned tax technology professionals have joined Ryan & Company to execute our strategy of building the most comprehensive and effective suite of tax technology services in the industry,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “Our clients will immediately benefit from the collective strategic insight and experience of this group of tax technology experts as they deploy tax technology solutions that improve efficiency and profitability across the corporate tax function.”

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 4,700 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


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